Finally! November 8, 2010
I knitted lace, and I liked it! I've knitted a few lace stoles, just simple repeats in rectangular form. But the triangular shawl had always defeated me.
After Cassie told me that real lace knitters use stitch markers (I totally thought it wasn't something anyone else had to do -- I thought you all were counting every pattern repeat in your head, and I HATED knitting lace because it made me feel so stupid), I was on fire.
Now, a real shawl! And it's an exciting shawl, because it's a prototype for Book Three in the Cypress Hollow Yarns series. (I commissioned the uber-talented Romi to design it for me since I don't (didn't) do lace, and I'm adding my own flair! Like dropped stitches!)
And now, I finally get to show you that magic that I've ALWAYS loved seeing on blogs: the before and after blocking shots.
A closer shot:
Isn't that GORGEOUS? I'm totally in love with it. (It's Spirit Trail Fiberworks laceweight, and it took all but a few yards of one skein.
Then, of course, the challenge is to wear a triangular shawl fashionably. (It's not easy. But I've seen it done. I will attempt it.)
I apologize for the green and brown on a green shirt -- I don't think I own a white shirt. Odd, that. Lots and LOTS of black ones, but no white.
The over-the-shoulder traditional:
And the way I've seen the kids wearing their shawls (HA! that's just a funny phrase!):
Or more styled:
It's actually this big:
Lots of room for movin' in.(Bonus Digit view!)
Huzzah! Of course, I want to immediately cast on for another one!