Monday, April 13, 2009

A Successful Lace Project

No, it's not Swallowtail (although I have high hopes for that one--I'm on the first border chart). It's not even knitted, which is undoubtedly why it was successful.

I trimmed a lavender plant this afternoon and couldn't bring myself to toss out all that lovely cut lavender, so I turned it into a giant lavender sachet for the yarn closet. This lace heart is about a foot across. I used a piece of scrap lace that used to be the bottom of a too-long curtain. I put it aside years ago when I shortened the curtain. My scrap happened to have a scalloped bottom that was perfect for the bottom half of a heart. I drew the rest of the heart on a piece of paper, pinned it to the lace, and cut it out. I sewed it together on the right side using some red embroidery floss and stuffed it with chopped lavender. It took about 30 minutes and it smells wonderful. Now that's an easy lace project!

10 comments:

sophanne said...

You have no idea how amazed I was when I thought you knit that!

Even more amazed now at your cleverness. I heart lavender.

Oh- and I cast on for Forest Canopy Shawl in Elsbeth Lavold Silky Wool just so we'll have something to laugh at in a few days.

Nature Knitting said...

So pretty, and it will smell so good.

crochetgurl said...

That's such a cool and creative idea! Your home must smell so nice. Plus, I heard lavender keeps the moths away. :-)

trek said...

I love repurposing stuff - nicely done!

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Love your lavender sachet. Bet it smells wonderful!

marit said...

So cute! What a great idea!

5elementknitr said...

What a great idea!

I'm having lace issues as well. The February Lady Sweater is giving me fits. FITS I tell you! It's even more frustrating when I read everyone else writing about how fast they flew through theirs. sigh.

Love your handspun - so beautiful!

Karen said...

What a great idea! I'm sure your yarn thanks you too.

Kim said...

I love lavender! If you had said you knit that heart, I would have believed you.

kmkat said...

Sigh. I love lavender, but it is not hardy this far north. Your giant sachet is great!