|How my project has been hibernating this last year and a half.|
There are so many notations that I have to remember. I'm so glad I took detailed notes when I was working on the pattern last time, even if I didn't write down the rows. From a close look at the lace I can tell that I am on row 7 of clue 7.
I can't remember the last time I worked with lace, or with beads or a 0.90 mm crochet hook. Could it really be the last time I was working on this project? That just seems crazy to me!
After clue 7, 29 g remain of ball 2. Finished 5/3/2015
Now I can't see clue 8, I only have the finished pattern (waiting 18 months will do that!) It took some time to figure out that clues 7 and 8 were part of Section F. I panicked for a minute when I thought I made some mistakes before I located the correct section of the pattern to work on. Only 4 rows left and then I'm done with this shawl.
I finished the 3 charted rows the evening I picked this project back off. The bind off (P, p2tog) will take some time to finish since there are hundreds of stitches so I left it to the morning. Even so, why on Earth did I wait so long to finish this project? I was so close to the end!
You may not think I'm serious, but the bind off of this shawl is taking me LONGER than the 5 lace rows I had left. And that includes the time to put beads on 3 of the rows!
After clue 8, 15 g remain of ball 2. Finished 5-4-2015
|Hello, old friend.|
This shawl was a little complicated to block. It isn't a crescent like many of Susanna's designs where you stretch the top edge without pinning it during blocking. The top edge had to be pinned. I didn't quite get the shape outlined in the pattern, but I think it is pretty close.
There is a LOT of extra fabric around the points. I see this in the shawl pattern itself so I know I didn't bind off too loosely, it is just part of the design. I think the finished shawl is adorable and I really hope that the recipient likes it.
|It may look like I'm protecting the shawl... because I am! I suppose you could argue that I'm protecting Lucky from pins, but I also know what sticky toddler fingers would do to my pretty lace.|
I will keep an eye out for other mystery KAL's in the future. Maybe I'll make some more shawls as my little guy gets older, but for now if I join in I'll just follow at a slower pace. I love knitting lace so much! I already know two other projects I want to make for myself but I have plenty of yarn in my stash that is just begging to turn into shoulder coverings.