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The Lace Party- first edition for 2019- (which is where we are in NZ, today)
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Jan 3, 2019 20:33:05   #
run4fittness (a regular here)
 
Vickie P wrote:
Lovely! Can't wait to see where this is going!


Thanks. The next part has 3 yarn overs in a row and on the next round they are knit, purl, knit, etc., to make 9 stitches. That went very slow let me tell you! And then a few more rows to get those set. I think there are four more working rows, 4 resting, before I start decreasing these to make the leaves. And of course at the same time the "new" lace design gets started! I am definitely liking this one. I am going slow on it though. As soon as I get comfortable and want to "speed" up I will make a drastic error. So, slow it is!
 
Jan 3, 2019 20:35:51   #
run4fittness (a regular here)
 
MissMelba wrote:
Joyce - My mother had a similar situation with her stepson's little girl. The mother had dumped her first child at the girl's father's house and promptly dropped off the second child at her father's (my stepbrother) when she was young, around three. The older child was around five. The mother was divorced from my stepbrother, although never married the father of the older child (he refused marriage, but was otherwise very involved with his child). My stepbrother just was not cut out to raise a child (practical issues such as preparing dinner, etc) so she ended up at my mother's. I remember seeing her, the little girl, waiting at the window for her mother only to be disappointed when said mother did not show up. She might call hours later saying she was too tired (she works as a hairdresser). This same mother would not take off two days to go see her daughter graduate from college, because and I quote "it is my busy season". Really? If my hairdresser says he needs to reschedule me I reschedule. So hang in there as best as you can, you are doing a valuable service for your grandson. :-)

JanetLee (run4fittness) - Nice start. Looking forward to seeing more.

Julie (lurker2) - How nice that Jane sent you a snowflake. She does beautiful work. Sue has stopped by Ravelry recently but other than she had been busy but well I have no other news.

Sorlenna - I do hope you find your needles soon!


Knitting update: I was able to do only a couple of rows on the current lunch break project. Seems I dropped a stitch and had to do some emergency repairs. :-0 Last night I did get another row done on the Molly MKAL shawl (although I have seen this one completed so it is not really a mystery to me). Other than that all is quiet.

Hope all have a nice day,

Melanie
Joyce - My mother had a similar situation with her... (show quote)


Thanks, I have 20 rounds completed today. Hope to do more tomorrow, but time will tell. At least I am past the DPN point (no pun intended) and on the smallest circular. Will definitely be going up to the 16 inch real soon.
Jan 3, 2019 20:37:35   #
run4fittness (a regular here)
 
sisu wrote:
DeEtta, how nice of you to offer sanctuary to that family. And what a good feeling it must be to have them nearby and have your moms house lived in.
Sounds like you are off to a good start with the Neibling project.

Talking about mom’s houses. My cousins are buying my parents Florida condominium. It makes things so much easier to have someone I know buying it. They were very close with my parents.

Welcome to all the new visitors to the Lace Party and to all the returnees who haven’t been here for a while.

Wow, Julie, that Kafe Fassett coat is so colorful. Quite the creation!

Melanie, you’re starting the new year with lots of new knitty goodness! I have started the Molly Red Skirts shawl, and started project pages for the 2 year of scarves, but have still to get yarn for them:)

Barbara, What a wonderful New Years celebration you had and what fun to spend it with family. Good it wasn’t as cold as you had anticipated!

Joyce, you are a good mom and grandma and I bet you are appreciated even if they don’t always show it. Hope you are feeling better health wise at least.

Nice beginning JanetLee. Your center is so perfectly round! I am always impressed with that.

Sorlenna, so glad you found your kitty and hopefully you will find your knitting needles soon too!

Julie, what a nice surprise to get snowflakes with your Christmas cards.
So sorry to hear that the dog situation is still out of control!
DeEtta, how nice of you to offer sanctuary to that... (show quote)


Thank you. Hubby says I am too picky about the centers, but hey, the beginning is just as important as the rest of it in my mind.
Jan 3, 2019 20:38:45   #
run4fittness (a regular here)
 
JoyceinNC wrote:
A couple of months ago, a major change occurred in his mom's visitation. At first, she had insisted on seeing him 1 afternoon every week, then every other weekend when she wasn't working. That week day visit was a real pain. Even in Kindergarten, he had homework and the afternoon visit with his mom just sort of shot the whole day. So, a couple of months ago when she asked to stop the week day visits and only have every other weekend, little guy cheered. Now that's telling you something.


I am so sorry the little man is going through this. But what a blessing it is that you are there to be mother and grandmother.
Jan 4, 2019 08:14:31   #
JoyceinNC (a regular here)
 
run4fittness wrote:
Thank you. Hubby says I am too picky about the centers, but hey, the beginning is just as important as the rest of it in my mind.


It's been my sad experience that if I don't get the beginning of a project correct, nothing I do later will make up for it. Every stitch is a struggle until I rip the whole thing apart and start over. Although I generally love knitting, crochet, sewing, etc.....I don't like having to take something apart and start over. Especially if I've gone on further than I should and it's a huge project to rip out. Better to catch a mistake early and fix it or start over than to just keep going and hope it doesn't turn out too bad.
Jan 4, 2019 10:43:38   #
Belle1
 
Good Morning Everyone -- Greetings from the new year. So good to see everyone and especially nice to have some of you rejoining us or joining for the first time. Please continue to join in and share. Julie, as always, is doing a wonderful job of holding us together and providing the attention we need to stay a coherent group. Thanks, Julie.

Joyce, I can understand that at times you must feel overwhelmed with being a "mother" again. But, from my side of the fence, it looks like you providing your grandson with a loving space which will encourage his emotional and personal growth in ways unimaginable. My hat is off to you and all the other women of the world who don't walk away from a child's true needs for nurturing. What you are doing is important; perhaps the most important thing that can be done -- helping a life to grow to its fullest potential. Your grandson and son probably take too much for granted, because, obviously, your character has always been such. I hope you find that fine balance between your personal time and "the growing season."

I couldn't wait for the 1st of the year to start the KAL, so I jumped the gun a bit; besides, I had finished the appetizers and what is a girl to do???? I've made it through row 56 on the 856 runner. Last night transferred it to a 32" circ. Certainly goes much faster once I got it off the dps. Now I have to figure out how to print the next segment of the pattern using larger print so it is readable. Otherwise, I'll have to take it to town and use the library copier to do so.

Here is a picture of the prototype of the 856 table runner. I think in order to fit my huge table, I'll have to do three of the center squares (I'm working the first one know), and perhaps elongate the leaves on the wings at each end. In any case, if you are interested in this KAL which has two different patterns (this one: 856) and another one, 698, you can find them at this Ravelry location.
https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/herbert-niebling/3810621/826-850#828
I think NancyLea and JanetLee are both doing one of the runners, too.
FdA856 - 2019 KAL Niebling
FdA856 - 2019 KAL Niebling...
Thru Row 56, 9.5" diameter on 32" circs.
Thru Row 56, 9.5" diameter on 32" circs....
 
Jan 4, 2019 12:01:31   #
JoyceinNC (a regular here)
 
Thank you, De Etta. Balance is the key. Finding and maintaining it can be tricky!

LOVE the table pieces. I have a partly done crochet tablecloth, my mother's last project. Thinking of using it as a table runner, but there are a few block motifs on the last row she worked on that I will probably have to figure out how to remove without damaging the rest of the piece. Every time I see a shawl pictured that is similar to the pattern in this partial tablecloth, I wish I could make it into a fabulous shawl. But it is at least 72" long, which would be too long for me. So table runner it will have to be!

Still working on the pullover from a recent Vogue Magazine. Almost got the body done. I love the leafy vines in front, they look embossed. I need to take a picture to share, it's one of the best pieces I've made so far. The sleeves call for some of the leafy vine on the sleeves, but the chart for that is even more confusing than the charts for the body, so maybe I'll skip that and make the sleeves plain.

The knitting and crochet magazines featuring Spring designs are starting to appear on the news stands. Love all the lacy looks. But I need to get the current project done before starting another, or the current one may not ever get done. Not good, not good.
Jan 4, 2019 12:11:13   #
Vickie P (a regular here)
 
Belle1 wrote:
Good Morning Everyone -- Greetings from the new year. So good to see everyone and especially nice to have some of you rejoining us or joining for the first time. Please continue to join in and share. Julie, as always, is doing a wonderful job of holding us together and providing the attention we need to stay a coherent group. Thanks, Julie.

Joyce, I can understand that at times you must feel overwhelmed with being a "mother" again. But, from my side of the fence, it looks like you providing your grandson with a loving space which will encourage his emotional and personal growth in ways unimaginable. My hat is off to you and all the other women of the world who don't walk away from a child's true needs for nurturing. What you are doing is important; perhaps the most important thing that can be done -- helping a life to grow to its fullest potential. Your grandson and son probably take too much for granted, because, obviously, your character has always been such. I hope you find that fine balance between your personal time and "the growing season."

I couldn't wait for the 1st of the year to start the KAL, so I jumped the gun a bit; besides, I had finished the appetizers and what is a girl to do???? I've made it through row 56 on the 856 runner. Last night transferred it to a 32" circ. Certainly goes much faster once I got it off the dps. Now I have to figure out how to print the next segment of the pattern using larger print so it is readable. Otherwise, I'll have to take it to town and use the library copier to do so.

Here is a picture of the prototype of the 856 table runner. I think in order to fit my huge table, I'll have to do three of the center squares (I'm working the first one know), and perhaps elongate the leaves on the wings at each end. In any case, if you are interested in this KAL which has two different patterns (this one: 856) and another one, 698, you can find them at this Ravelry location.
https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/herbert-niebling/3810621/826-850#828
I think NancyLea and JanetLee are both doing one of the runners, too.
Good Morning Everyone -- Greetings from the new ye... (show quote)


DeEtta, this is beautiful! Will be spectacular when you're done
Jan 4, 2019 13:50:44   #
Lurker 2 (a regular here)
 
JoyceinNC wrote:
It's been my sad experience that if I don't get the beginning of a project correct, nothing I do later will make up for it. Every stitch is a struggle until I rip the whole thing apart and start over. Although I generally love knitting, crochet, sewing, etc.....I don't like having to take something apart and start over. Especially if I've gone on further than I should and it's a huge project to rip out. Better to catch a mistake early and fix it or start over than to just keep going and hope it doesn't turn out too bad.
It's been my sad experience that if I don't get th... (show quote)


This is especially true of Lace Knitting, Joyce! Sometimes I don't get it right until about my seventh beginning.
Jan 4, 2019 13:55:18   #
Lurker 2 (a regular here)
 
Belle1 wrote:
Good Morning Everyone -- Greetings from the new year. So good to see everyone and especially nice to have some of you rejoining us or joining for the first time. Please continue to join in and share. Julie, as always, is doing a wonderful job of holding us together and providing the attention we need to stay a coherent group. Thanks, Julie.

Joyce, I can understand that at times you must feel overwhelmed with being a "mother" again. But, from my side of the fence, it looks like you providing your grandson with a loving space which will encourage his emotional and personal growth in ways unimaginable. My hat is off to you and all the other women of the world who don't walk away from a child's true needs for nurturing. What you are doing is important; perhaps the most important thing that can be done -- helping a life to grow to its fullest potential. Your grandson and son probably take too much for granted, because, obviously, your character has always been such. I hope you find that fine balance between your personal time and "the growing season."

I couldn't wait for the 1st of the year to start the KAL, so I jumped the gun a bit; besides, I had finished the appetizers and what is a girl to do???? I've made it through row 56 on the 856 runner. Last night transferred it to a 32" circ. Certainly goes much faster once I got it off the dps. Now I have to figure out how to print the next segment of the pattern using larger print so it is readable. Otherwise, I'll have to take it to town and use the library copier to do so.

Here is a picture of the prototype of the 856 table runner. I think in order to fit my huge table, I'll have to do three of the center squares (I'm working the first one know), and perhaps elongate the leaves on the wings at each end. In any case, if you are interested in this KAL which has two different patterns (this one: 856) and another one, 698, you can find them at this Ravelry location.
https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/herbert-niebling/3810621/826-850#828
I think NancyLea and JanetLee are both doing one of the runners, too.
Good Morning Everyone -- Greetings from the new ye... (show quote)


Thank you DeEtta, for those kind words! I can't add a lot to the Lace aspect- certainly not in the way the DFL did when she started us up- but I can do the tech side of KP!
And what a lovely beginning you have! I can fully understand being impatient!
However I think you and Melanie are amazing just how much you get accomplished each year!
Jan 4, 2019 13:58:36   #
Lurker 2 (a regular here)
 
JoyceinNC wrote:
Thank you, De Etta. Balance is the key. Finding and maintaining it can be tricky!

LOVE the table pieces. I have a partly done crochet tablecloth, my mother's last project. Thinking of using it as a table runner, but there are a few block motifs on the last row she worked on that I will probably have to figure out how to remove without damaging the rest of the piece. Every time I see a shawl pictured that is similar to the pattern in this partial tablecloth, I wish I could make it into a fabulous shawl. But it is at least 72" long, which would be too long for me. So table runner it will have to be!

Still working on the pullover from a recent Vogue Magazine. Almost got the body done. I love the leafy vines in front, they look embossed. I need to take a picture to share, it's one of the best pieces I've made so far. The sleeves call for some of the leafy vine on the sleeves, but the chart for that is even more confusing than the charts for the body, so maybe I'll skip that and make the sleeves plain.

The knitting and crochet magazines featuring Spring designs are starting to appear on the news stands. Love all the lacy looks. But I need to get the current project done before starting another, or the current one may not ever get done. Not good, not good.
Thank you, De Etta. Balance is the key. Finding an... (show quote)


Balance in all things is so important! Along with Moderation, and then Perseverance! The latter is something we Knitters know all about!
 
Jan 4, 2019 15:33:51   #
Sorlenna (a regular here)
 
I think I've got perseverance down...but definitely need to work on moderation when starting projects! I tend to have more than I need on the go at one time. I know part of that comes from different interests--and something I intend to work on this year, as I have a ton of WIPs, not all knitting. Still, I do want to get going with some lace work, and I also need to find my sketch book so I can start filling out a new idea.

This weekend I should be able to get into the craft room and make a start at organizing, now I have a place to put the boxes that are not mine but had to go in there when first we arrived. We've been here three weeks and I'm itching to get to my "own space." Then I will have more room in the kitchen as well, as right now my huge filing cabinet is sitting in there. Moving is such a process! But I can already feel life here will be much quieter and more laid back, and being closer to family is certainly a great thing. I have hope of finally meeting my two oldest grandchildren this coming summer!
Jan 4, 2019 20:35:12   #
Sorlenna (a regular here)
 
Belle1 wrote:
Good Morning Everyone -- Greetings from the new year. So good to see everyone and especially nice to have some of you rejoining us or joining for the first time. Please continue to join in and share. Julie, as always, is doing a wonderful job of holding us together and providing the attention we need to stay a coherent group. Thanks, Julie.

Joyce, I can understand that at times you must feel overwhelmed with being a "mother" again. But, from my side of the fence, it looks like you providing your grandson with a loving space which will encourage his emotional and personal growth in ways unimaginable. My hat is off to you and all the other women of the world who don't walk away from a child's true needs for nurturing. What you are doing is important; perhaps the most important thing that can be done -- helping a life to grow to its fullest potential. Your grandson and son probably take too much for granted, because, obviously, your character has always been such. I hope you find that fine balance between your personal time and "the growing season."

I couldn't wait for the 1st of the year to start the KAL, so I jumped the gun a bit; besides, I had finished the appetizers and what is a girl to do???? I've made it through row 56 on the 856 runner. Last night transferred it to a 32" circ. Certainly goes much faster once I got it off the dps. Now I have to figure out how to print the next segment of the pattern using larger print so it is readable. Otherwise, I'll have to take it to town and use the library copier to do so.

Here is a picture of the prototype of the 856 table runner. I think in order to fit my huge table, I'll have to do three of the center squares (I'm working the first one know), and perhaps elongate the leaves on the wings at each end. In any case, if you are interested in this KAL which has two different patterns (this one: 856) and another one, 698, you can find them at this Ravelry location.
https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/herbert-niebling/3810621/826-850#828
I think NancyLea and JanetLee are both doing one of the runners, too.
Good Morning Everyone -- Greetings from the new ye... (show quote)


Wow--gorgeous!
Jan 4, 2019 21:32:05   #
run4fittness (a regular here)
 
Belle1 wrote:
Good Morning Everyone -- Greetings from the new year. So good to see everyone and especially nice to have some of you rejoining us or joining for the first time. Please continue to join in and share. Julie, as always, is doing a wonderful job of holding us together and providing the attention we need to stay a coherent group. Thanks, Julie.

Joyce, I can understand that at times you must feel overwhelmed with being a "mother" again. But, from my side of the fence, it looks like you providing your grandson with a loving space which will encourage his emotional and personal growth in ways unimaginable. My hat is off to you and all the other women of the world who don't walk away from a child's true needs for nurturing. What you are doing is important; perhaps the most important thing that can be done -- helping a life to grow to its fullest potential. Your grandson and son probably take too much for granted, because, obviously, your character has always been such. I hope you find that fine balance between your personal time and "the growing season."

I couldn't wait for the 1st of the year to start the KAL, so I jumped the gun a bit; besides, I had finished the appetizers and what is a girl to do???? I've made it through row 56 on the 856 runner. Last night transferred it to a 32" circ. Certainly goes much faster once I got it off the dps. Now I have to figure out how to print the next segment of the pattern using larger print so it is readable. Otherwise, I'll have to take it to town and use the library copier to do so.

Here is a picture of the prototype of the 856 table runner. I think in order to fit my huge table, I'll have to do three of the center squares (I'm working the first one know), and perhaps elongate the leaves on the wings at each end. In any case, if you are interested in this KAL which has two different patterns (this one: 856) and another one, 698, you can find them at this Ravelry location.
https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/herbert-niebling/3810621/826-850#828
I think NancyLea and JanetLee are both doing one of the runners, too.
Good Morning Everyone -- Greetings from the new ye... (show quote)


DeEtta, your's is looking great! Yes, I am only on round 20, ready to start 21. I was going to knit on it today but Joe wanted to get the "monthly" shopping done today, so I was in no mood to knit when we returned home! Back at it tomorrow I hope. I am doing the same one as you are. Not sure what size I will end up with eventually. It will depend on what the size is when I am finished with chart A I think. Time will tell.
Jan 4, 2019 21:52:56   #
JoyceinNC (a regular here)
 
Lurker 2 wrote:
Balance in all things is so important! Along with Moderation, and then Perseverance! The latter is something we Knitters know all about!


Very true!
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