A knitalong for Hazel Carter's Sampler Stole from A Gathering of Lace
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April 24, 2006

Jumping Ship

I'm so sorry to admit defeat - the Sampler Stole never reached the stage past constant counting, fudging, frogging, counting again, and I've finally decided to jump ship. Fortunately, I do have a lifeboat in the form of another KAL, one that at least several of you have participated in. So after frogging back to nothing, I cast on for Frosted Flowers and Leaves.
I loved being a part of this KAL, and have learned so much. First, about Eunny's generousity and expertise. Second, that everyone is willing to share their experience - from those switching yarns (Alisa and Eva?), those who taught me about lifelines (Laurel and Devri?), Melissa's help (and example!), Eva's spreadsheet, ...I could go on and on.
I'm going to keep checking in to see all the wonderful stoles as they get finished.
Thanks, everyone.

April 12, 2006


I finished working on the second border on Monday and was feeling really happy ... the second border went very smoothly to my great great surprise. Naturally, the next step is to work on the edging. This is where I went into a problem. The instructions said "Beginning by joining the edging to the open sts of the 2nd border, work starting rows a-d ... " but how? I must admit this is my first time working on a lace stole/shawl with such edging ... so I am at a loss. Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance.

April 06, 2006

First border done!

The internet connection in my area has been behaving weirdly lately (perhaps because of the rain), so I can only post this when it comes back. I have finished knitting the first border! For the central panel, I did 6 repeats and though the length was enough. The knitting of the border is a lot more exciting than the central panel and I enjoyed it very much. Actually, I've started on the second border already. Hopefully, the stole can be finished within April!

Sampler Stole - First Border.JPG

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