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Amazing Lace-along: The Intro June 3, 2006

Posted by merp in Knitting.

[This is a post for Challenge #1 of the Amazing Lace blog-based knitalong thingy]

Meet the PipeDreamTeam!

Our team is a haphazard collection of idle daydreams for fidgety fingers, each project an exciting distraction from the previous one.

Here’s what I’ve started, actually, with yarn and needles:

+Boobholder cardigan (see below), with some quasi-lacy elements.

+Mystery project, small, to be a gift for someone reading this blog. Classic lace.

Here’s what I have yarn for and may eventually start:

+Narrow neck scarf in the lace pattern from Cozy (I made a full-sized Cozy wrap last fall):


…in handpaintedyarn.com’s marron oscuro laceweight (it’s a little redder than this):

Here’s what I dream of starting:


Icarus shawl, because I really want something elegant to wear over that little black dress I’m supposed to have but don’t, or that long dress I wore to Anne’s wedding when I go out to a concert or wedding or whatever. And because, well, look at it.

I think it would be in one of these two yarns.
Handpaintedyarn laceweight wool in pearl (the better color):

Knitpicks Alpaca Cloud in smoke (the better fiber):


Prairie Tunic, yarn totally undecided, not even color.

Also want to make, at some point:
+Dayflower scarf, possibly in handpaintedyarn laceweight, olive:


+Tiger-eye scarf in Knitpicks Andean Treasure, ember

Needless to say, victory is uncertain and the summer is short. A new full-time job and an ongoing dissertation will seriously jeopardize our chances of success.



1. Rachel - June 8, 2006

Great project choices! I’d go for the alpaca cloud for Icarus if I were you, but either choice would be great.

Good luck to the team!

2. merp - June 8, 2006

Thanks! I’m leaning towards the alpaca, too. The color will matter less in the long run than the feel.

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