Thursday, September 21, 2006


With all the ROE-ing going on roundabout Exit 151, one would think I'm training for the Head of the Charles Regatta. At least there's finally something to show for it – I've finished Part F of Rose of England. It wasn't difficult, just deadly (almost) monotonous. Eighty repeats per round of lace mesh!

Detail of Rose of England mesh lace


Happily, the stockinette bands and leafy vines of Part G are ahead. I love leaf motifs. Er, or at least I have up 'til now. There are only 40 repeats per round.

Mistress Rose is sufficiently large now that documentary photography is a minor production – I've given up on plein air photos in favor of the [cough] studio. Because the neighbors have begun to talk. But she's a diva and she's worth it. Here she is, sketchily pinned out, at round 102.

Rose of England at round 102

Rose measures 33 inches (84 cm) in diameter and I'm still on the first ball of Zephyr, so I've stopped worrying about the dreadful possibility of Not Enough Yarn. Instead, the even more dreadful possibility of Not Enough Time begins to loom large. The Diva Rose must be ready on time for her star turn!


--Deb said...

Wow. Beautiful!!

dragon knitter said...

bellisima! knit like the wind, woman! how many more parts?

amanda said...

Stunningly beautiful!

Beth S. said...

That is one very ambitious project!

ck said...

Absolutely gorgeous!