January 11th, 2009 | Link
Luna was my Christmas Day knitting. Though the style is a little unusual for me, I love the picture in the book: the yarn, not so much. So I knit it from two strands of Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sport, which I had purchased from eBay.
I like the way this turned out, but I did a couple of extra repeats of the lace pattern that I think now I did not need. The one time I wore it, it kept slipping down my arms. I think it may be because the yarn is stretchier than the Louisa Harding yarns the pattern called for, and also heavier, and so it is stretching when I wear it. I plan to rip out the extra rows and see if that fixes the problem. If not, I will try crocheting in some elastic under the top garter stitch band.
I also really like the buttons, which the friendly lady at the notions counter at Britex sold me on. They are stone or shell and very polished, and are a big step up from the plain plastic gray buttons I would have picked.