Saturday, May 05, 2007

Ene's Scarf--A Beginning


Five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred stitches...well, maybe not quite that many, but in a flight of fancy (or fit of insanity) I have cast on a giganormous number of stitches for Ene's Scarf, a project whose siren call I could no longer ignore. I'm living dangerously here by using a laceweight stash yarn in an apparently discontinued colorway (Kaalund Expressions in Toucan), but I'll cross the running out of yarn bridge when I come to it. In the meantime, onward.

8 comments:

jessie said...

I'm tempted to do it myself, but I'm easing myself into lace with socks. From looking at the pattern, the beauty of it seems to be that the long cast-on is the hardest part. It's all decreases after that. Much better psychologically than starting off with one stitch and working your way up, don't you think?

Terri D. said...

Hi Jessie--I have hope that the psychological benefits of working my way down will pay off eventually. The difficulty with starting out with so many stitches is the crushing disappointment of a false start and having to cast on all over again (ask me how I know). Also, with 375 stitches on the needle you're kind of thrown into the pattern before you have a feel for it and have to follow the charts with blind faith. But the end result looks so purty in the pictures, so I knit on, I knit on.

Anonymous said...

Hi Terri, I can't wait to see how it turns out you do such beautiful work! Your SP :)

Nancy said...

Hello Terri D!
This is Nancy from Getting Purly With It.

Thanks for entering into the competition!!! And thanks for your friendly words :)

Cool blog you have!
Happy knitting and take care!

Jackie said...

That is going to be gorgeous... I love the colors.

James said...

I am always screwing up lace patterns. You may have already done this, but I always knit a swatch with a repeat or two not for gauge, but just to practice the pattern. I can already tell that your scarf is going to be freaking amazing!

Soulknitting said...

I'm almost done with my Ene. Did you finish it?

Terri D. said...

Unfortunately, Ene met an early demise on the needles. I got to the same spot and screwed up three times, just could face started over a fourth. It's a lovely pattern, though, and I might give it another shot someday.