Monday, July 2, 2007

Priscilla W.'s Erbstullgrund

I chose this piece because it encompasses so many Niebling traits. I love the layout and flowers in it.

I chose
Opera 20 thread, and 2.25mm needles.

It includes floral motifs, stretches diagonally, a double mesh, beginning and ending with a YO and the 2 stitch winding stem.

For me, it was a frustrating piece as the pattern was only availa
ble in German. The instructions seemed very vague as to adding stitches in the rounds prior to starting the border and corners. Also, this was the first piece I made with so many repeats between the bold lines. I worked this on the tail of Jo's in Australia, and never would have made it without her help. A couple of the areas of the chart were so poor that I made stitch errors, and truly she must have heard me yelling in Oz.

I would get up at 3 am to email her for help at a time during which she would be up! She truly is, as she calls it, " a
brick ".. (good solid friend).

Priscilla, all that angst was worth it! Your Erbstullgrund is beautiful. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this. We'll be looking forward to more of your beautiful knitting on this blog!

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