Slaying Dragons

Drachenfels has been tamed.  This project was finished and blocked last weekend.  It ended up being quite large and lovely.

The colors are true in this picture, but it give you an idea of how big it blocked out to be.

Here the colors are more accurate, but still a bit too blue in the photo.  This was pre-blocking.  Overall I am very pleased with how it turned out.  It will be a snugly thing to wrap up in on chilly days.

There are a few other things on the needles.  Here is Prevarication.  This is one of the patterns in the Curls 2 book.  The pattern repeat is fairly easy to follow, but I think I messed up the starting sequence.  I figure it doesn't matter as long as I am consistent.  My intention for this is to just learn the Curls technique.  Maybe later I can apply it to my own lace pattern.

Last year my friend and I went to a local fiber festival.  I bought a yarn bundle in a gorgeous green color.  One skein was fingering weight and the other was a lace weight halo.  At the time I wasn't sure what I would do with it.  Along came the Combinatorics KAL.  This KAL called for two coordinating yarns.  I thought I'd try using this yarn bundle for this project.  This is a bit of a gamble since the KAL is a mystery, but so far I think it is working out nicely. 

Here is how the two yarns are playing together.

Here is Clue 1.

It is now a long weekend, made longer by taking today off.  It is a cool, cloudy day thanks to the remnants of Hurricane Harvey.  The rest of my day is going to be spent making soup, watching college football and knitting.  My perfect day!!


I'm getting ready to start Drachenels pattern. I was wondering if you used an I-Beam edging or just knitted exactly as the pattern was written? I sent a message to the pattern's author, but never heard back from her. I'm very eager to start this. Any help would really be appreciated.

Thank you,