Milanese Sampler - Ovals
I didn't knit at all this weekend, I spent some time on this sampler. After a few cloth divisions, I turned the corner with a scroll and began some Ovals.
The scroll corner was a little tough, I twisted a pair or two, and didn't see it until it was too late. The Ovals are easier, but I have to follow the directions line by line, and I am beginning the 3rd repeat.
I think my interior space might be too wide. I've never done any fillings before, so I'm not sure about that. I think when I turn this next corner, I will cut the space back to 2 squares.
I'm getting more comfortable with the smaller thread, and the Ovals seem to shape almost automatically when I finish a repeat. I think this is a sign of a well-written design and not evidence of my skill as a bobbin lacer. It's not easy to get a good picture of my lace, the contact paper on the pricking gives a terrible glare. When it's cloudy, I get a flash and that makes the glare even worse. My ultimate goal is to have the flash shine to one side of the lace, and crop out the worst of the glow. I'll try to take the next picture when the sun is actually shining.