Saturday, May 5, 2007

Marie's Luna Moth



Here's a pic of my Luna Moth after completing the first repeat. It doesn't look like much. Can't seem to get the needles to behave and lie flat. I don't know how you guys get your knitting to spread out so you can take a photo. You can read more on my blog.


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7 comments:

Joan said...

Pretty in pink!

kellygirl said...

Looks great, Marie. Is that the red maple? I love that color! Looks like you're off to a great start. Sorry to hear about the house. House hunting is the pits. Your story reminded me of our experience--brings back not so fond memories. The bay area real estate market is the pits.

sk said...

Beautiful start Marie. Looking forward to see the finished shawl.

erasmus said...

looks great, to get your needles straight boil it in some water for a couple of minutes and manipulate in to shape, I just hung mine over the steam of the kettle to loosen and mold.
good luck with it!

Gryffinitter said...

Marie - it looks ot me like you are knitting with Boye needles, as I do. They have very nice points, but the cords are a little stiffer than some. The hot water thing works, but also, when I pinned mine out I took out the needle, running a ribbon through the stitches first, and then pinned it out on stuff. A light puff of steam from an iron might also help it lay flat for a picture, but you don't iron or press it - just puff a little steam at it from above. (EZ swore by this, but I usually can't be bothered.)

smariek said...

Yes, it is HW in Red Maple. I love the color.

Hmmm... not sure I want to go to the trouble of straightening my cord, since I'm just going to (curl it up &) stuff it back into the packaging it came in after I'm done with it. I don't envision using US10 needles very often. This is the very first time I've ever used this pair.

benne said...

That color is beautiful, Marie. I used the red maple for my Wool Peddler shawl and I love it. It is always amazing what happens to a lace shawl after it's blocked. You have a great start going.