It's a Stretch
I have to thank Becky for giving me a post topic for today.
She commented, "I keep staring at the 2 different laces and they look different to me. The white one has the petals arranged in 2 clovers on either end, where the colored one seems to have 2 parallel lines of 3 petals side by side...."
That's mainly me taking the easiest pictures. Here, for example, the white one relaxes on the arm of the loveseat where I often sit and knit. I didn't have to do anything special to take its picture: the cotton and the weight of the dpns hold the lace stretched out enough to see.
Getting a similar picture of the laceweight merino one takes more effort. I have to get out a blocking mat, a piece of white paper to show off the yarn's colors, and pins pins pins pins pins.
I don't have space on my circular needles to stretch it out to full length without one end of the knitting escaping off the ends of the needles. And there is no way I'm trying this thin yarn on multiple dpns, thank you! I might be extreme as far as my knitting, but I'm not that extreme.
"Lilac Time" is a very versatile design with variations right in the book: dinner cloth, tea cloth, runner (the one I'm using), and round doily. I think the one in the book has 8 center repeats. I used one center repeat for the white lace, and either 9 or 10 for the stargate.
If you mentally repeat the bottom two leaves in the colored one and stick another clover leaf on the far end, that is how it's going to look.
We've had a lot of overcast weather, and I still haven't gotten a decent picture of the colors. For example, the outer stripe right now is a deep sage green. Most of the pictures show it as dark gray on my monitor.
Somebody send us some sunshine!
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