A New Look for an Old Favorite

Baltic Meadows - Detail

When I first started to knit lace, about 10 years ago, I was like most new lace knitters, a little afraid of the fine yarns that they all seemed to be knit with.  I looked for shawls, and lace projects that were knit with heavier yarns.  This stole was one of my first projects.

The Baltic Sea Stole was knit with a sport weight mohair in the original version, but could be knit with any sport weight.  It needs over 900yds for it’s 80in length and 27in width -I had about 800yds of a 4-ply/light sport weight alpaca and being about 5 ft tall did not need 80in of stole!  I thought that the pattern and my yarn would be the perfect match and they were.  My stole is 59in long and 25in wide.  There was only one problem, the alpaca yarn was in the natural creamy white, which I do not wear well.  So my poor stole has languished in my cupboard, pulled out quite a few times but seldom worn.  It just did not look good on me!

Baltic Meadows - the new look!

I wore the stole to work on Thursday and had an Epiphany!  Why not paint the stole!?  Dorothy and I discussed the pro’s (many) and cons (none) and that is just what I did.  Today!  It is now on the floor behind me blocking and drying!  Why had it never occurred to me before?!  One of life’s little blind spots.  My stole is now Baltic Meadows and looks like a meadow full of flowers.

New beads for the Stash, including some size 6/0 delica's. I've never found delica's that big before!

Yesterday I went to Victoria.  It was a wonderful day with no itinerary and no real purpose.  I found some beads for my stash and some loose tea for my cupboard! 

Last weekend I bought a new tea-pot, a shiny stainless one, but it needs a cozy before I can use it.  It has been my project for the week and is almost done!  The cozy will get finished this evening and I will make my first pot of tea in my new pot tomorrow morning.  I think that I will try one of my new teas as well.  I hope to share pictures tomorrow morning!

Happy Knitting


PS.  If you want to take a look at the painting process for the stole.

About letissierdesigns

March 2017 - My new site is now up and functioning. I can blog, share my thoughts and photographs, and sell my patterns! So much happening in my life and all is creative and forward moving! Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Sept 2015 - I haven't updated this in a while! Still knitting, always knitting, I still teach and work at Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I also have designed for Vogue Knitting, Koigu Magazine, Zealana, Jimmie Beans, and Malabrigo, As of the beginning of 2015 I also became creative director of the Buffalo Wool Co., a new job that just flows along with what I already do. I am a knitting teacher and knitwear designer. I work full time in my LYS, Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I recently was 1st runner up in a Vogue Knitting Design Competition called the Magic of Mohair. My design was featured in the Early Fall 2011 Vogue Knitting. I will have another design in the Vogue Knitting Winter 2011 edition. I have recently purchased a Canon Rebel Camera and have started taking way too many pictures. I love this site for sharing my thoughts and pictures. Life is good!
This entry was posted in Design - Execution, knitting, Painting with dyes and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to A New Look for an Old Favorite

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s