Tuesday, June 6, 2006

Lace Leaf Shawl

i had an amazing 5 day trip home, and definitely did not want to come back to the noise and humidity of NYC... the oregon coast was more beautiful than ever, and the wedding was a very special experience for all involved. wonderful wonderful.
and now that its over, i can show you the shawl!

Lace Leaf Shawl 1

Pattern: Lace Leaf Shawl by Evelyn Clark (small size)
Source: Fibertrends
Materials: Baby Cashmere in 'Starlight Blue' held double (from elann)
Quantity: just under 8 balls
Needles: US 8 addi turbo 32" circs
Total Knitting Time: 11 or 12 days? i couldn't put it down

Lace Leaf Shawl 2

thoughts: i originally intended this to function more as a scarf/small shawl, although in the end, i'm wishing i would have added a few more pattern repeats. I had 2 or 3 more balls of yarn, and.. because of the cashmere content, i'm thinking the bigger the better. but i'm still happy with it, and the recipient is very skinny, so she'll be able to wrap it better than i would be, and yes i tried it on. ha!

i really love working lace with dk weight yarn (baby cashmere is fingering weight, but held double gives you DK-ish results). the pattern is charted clearly, and it just flies on US 8's. i started the shawl probably 3 months ago, trying to leave plenty of time before the wedding, in case it took me a while. turns out i finished it in under two weeks and have had it sitting quietly in my closet, waiting for its big day for a long time. i'm glad to have finally given it to the (very grateful!) recipient.

more from the photo shoot....
Lace Leaf Shawl 4 Lace Leaf Shawl 3 Lace Leaf Shawl 6

much knitting time was secured on the plane ride and car trips. all the big pieces of jarrett are complete. i'm working on the details now (elbow patches, epaulets, buttonbands, etc.) (hey NYC folk, any suggestions for best button selection in the city?) and... failing all attempts at self control, i casted on for raspy. hoooo boy is it fun.
more to come this week, after i kick my lingering jetlag. and again, congratulations ry and jo!


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