Pat's Knitting and Quilting
September 21, 2009
If you only have a teeny tiny bit of very special yarn - say some qiviut or cashmere - this is the perfect pattern - I used only 22 grams of laceweight yarn and have a beautiful elegant lace scarf!
Here are a few more photos - click for bigger - and if you want to really see the nupps click here.
Only 8 more blocks to go and I'll be done with the blocks for my One a Day 9 patch KAL Quilt. I've decided to stop at 48 blocks and make it 6 X 8, but still haven't made a choice on sashing or borders yet - I'll know when I know :-)
OK - I promise I'm not turning this into a spider blog BUT SO MUCH HAS HAPPENED that I need to at least finish off this part of the story!
A few evenings ago we watched her very busily shoring up the egg sac and building another web near it - I thought she was going to move over closer to her babies, but when we woke up in the morning, here is what we saw... yes - she had been getting it on!!!! Egg sac #2 with at least a thousand more eggs - we will have over 2000 spider babies next spring! I took this picture of Mom and the sacs yesterday - At 7:00 this morning (it was very cold last night) she was gone - her web was in shambles and she has never come back. Until today she had never left her web - not even for a minute, so we know she is dead. The egg sacs are sturdily attached to the zinnias and hopefully will be safe this winter. We will be keeping a good eye on them!