Thursday, February 26, 2009

Lacy bits and tangled threads

So, frustrated for the moment at thread crochet, I've turned my attention to both broomstick and hairpin lace. Broomstick was relatively easy. Bonus that Spin a Yarn had a set of US35 pointy sticks on sale for four bucks. As I was checking out, Nancy asked me if I knew how to do hairpin lace. I shook my head and laughed, thinking it was some kind of complicated. She sends her son to get this weird u-shaped doohickey from a shelf and hands it to me. Turns out, someone had given the shop a whole bunch of hairpin lace looms, and she gave me one to see if I could figure it out. I got tangled up a couple of times, but I think I'm catching on. So, my work for the Milkweed Project is going to be a three foot long strip of hairpin lace, with the loops done together in a row or two of broomstick lace. I'm hoping it comes out all right. :D We'll see.
And, bless the LYS yet again. Got a gorgeous skein of Blue Sky Alpaca Dyed Cotton for six bucks, and a skein of Plymouth Fantasy Naturale in sunshiney colors for my mom for three. I love their clearance section, honestly I do.
Anyway, wanna see my hairpin goodness?

At least, I think I'm doing it right. Heh.

1 comment:

  1. I can't find one of those weird looking u shaped Do hickeys at my LYS. I have been wanted to give it try.. I am looking foward to seeing your results


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