Monday, December 18, 2006

Promises Kept

I know I said I would post the pics of the Lyra last night but I didn't manage to get the pictures taken over the weekend. So I took the camera with me to work and took the pictures before 9 this morning. I'm a very lucky person. The chairs at work all have wheels. When I wanted to take the overhead shots I went to stand on the chair and I was silly enough not to make sure the back was against the wall. The chair went wheeling while I tried to stand. My ass hit the floor hard and my head hit the wall. No broken bones and no blood. I'm a little sore but not the worse for wear thank goodness. So here are the pictures. The colour didn't come out very well. It's a lovely minty green and it doesn't show up at all. I'm not getting back on chairs to retake them so this will have to do.




6 Comments:

  • At 5:45 PM, Anonymous Kate/Massachusetts said…

    Ouch! So glad you are okay. Lyra is stunning! It is on my "to-do" list...I actually have the pattern but haven't found the right fiber. What did you use? Stay well! :-)

     
  • At 6:06 PM, Blogger Yosemite said…

    I used DMC Cebelia size 20 and 2.5mm needles. I finished it a while ago but I have such a difficult time blocking because of my back that I usually procrastinate when it comes to blocking. I was pleased the flowers didn't pucker. I've heard people have a problem with that.

     
  • At 3:04 PM, Blogger ~Sherie~ said…

    Gorgeous! How long did it take to complete? And where can I find/buy the pattern?

     
  • At 4:48 PM, Blogger Yosemite said…

    I'm not really sure how long it took. I would say about 3 or 4 months. It took longer for me to get to block it then it took for me to knit it. I don't know if the pattern is available anywhere anymore. It is a Herbert Neibling design. I have it in a leaflet set I bought from Germany years ago. There is a similar one in the Japanese Knitted Lace book as well. I think it is in a 1986 issue of Anna magazine as well but I can't remember what month.

     
  • At 10:25 AM, Blogger StickLena said…

    Oh my, I had to blink several times when i first saw this VERY beautiful object. This must have taken a lot of time, but the result look to be worth it :-)

     
  • At 5:33 PM, Blogger Sandi said…

    Your Lyra is lovely. My flowers puckered, so you are right. But, I may have blocked it wrong. The pattern is in either June or July Burda from 1986 I think. The last time I saw it on ebay it went for $110.00. Way too much so am glad I was part of a KAL with Burda's permission. I used knit cro-sheen so I could have a more substantial table topper. It took me a long time too because I had to get the chart written out because I can't read charts.

     

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