Monday, August 18, 2008

1st Wrestling Match Complete!


Circular Cape Blocking, originally uploaded by Buxtrosion.

I've finished something! Yay! This is the Lady's Circular Cape from Victorian Lace Today in Kidsilk Haze (color Pearl). It was one of the 4 projects I entered in the Ravelympics WIP Wrestling event. The other three aren't anywhere close to being finished.

5 comments:

no-blog-rachel said...

Wow - just GORGEOUS! I'm totally impressed.

Cris said...

Incredible!!! I love this.

kayT said...

This is lovely. I have this on my to-do list as it was requested by a relative, and am putting it off due to FEAR. Was it pretty easy???

Bogie said...

Wow, amazing! Congratulations.

SpinalCat said...

Hey, Kayt

I don't see a way to contact you, so maybe you're getting follow-up comments. . .
The body is quite easy. It's a feather & fan variation with 12 repeats. If you've done much lace it should seem pretty familiar. You do have to purl, though.
Mohair is a bit more fiddly to work with because of the fuzziness, and it's harder to rip out than a smooth yarn (though it wasn't all that hard when I had to do it). This project uses pretty big needles (US 7 in the pattern, but I used US 5) so that's not too hard. The edging takes forever but is pretty easy to memorize.