Friday, May 25, 2007

Some Travel and Some Knitting





The Grand, Canyon, or at least part of the Bright Angel Trail. This was my destination late April and early May. I did not hike all the way to the bottom, since I also needed to hike back out the same day, and while I'm a prodigious walker, I wasn't sure of my limits and did not want to exceed them. I would go back at the drop of a hat. It is lovely and spectacular, somewhere I needed to go.

And it was also my reason for beginning Cece. I thought the weather would be milder than in my part of the world, but possibly cool enough that a light cover-up would be welcome.

On the left my Cece in it present incarnation. Using Sonata by Elann, size 5 Addi lace needles. On the right, previous incarnation, kind of flabby in feel, using size 7 Addi's. I think the lace pattern is crisper now; possibly I could have blocked some crispness into the other, but if so I would have had to block it large, or at least larger than needed.

Just because I'm knitting slowly doesn't mean this is a difficult pattern. The repeats are easily remembered, and it is knitting up quickly. When I realized that I needed to start over, I put Cece aside, started a quick shawl for the trip (which I also didn't finish; I'm just not good at knitting to meet a definite time line), and have just recently started Cece again. And ripped out the shawl and started it again. And I'm enjoying knitting both, which is most important to me.

3 comments:

Carrie K said...

You knit the way I do. Over and over. I don't mind either.

The Grand Canyon is just amazing, isn't it? Have fun!

Helenmarie said...

Cece is lovely! and I agree that the one on the smaller needles is more defined, but the larger one looks good to me too. You said the pattern is not a challenge! Well, maybe not for you, but it would be for me.
I started knitting again about two years ago, and am just knitting socks. It takes me forever to finish a pair, --- maybe that's why I love the title of your blog. "Slow Knitting" But what's the hurry?

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