And there are still a few more christmas projects remaining for 2009, all gifted on time, but just not posted yet. I think I'm down to a small handful... 1 clapotis and 1 dickey/cowl.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
still posting xmas - lace shawl edition:)
So... that big pink lace sampler shawl from Victorian Lace Today... I did finish it on time to send out to California for my grandmother to open it on Christmas Eve. You can view all the details you could ever want to see about it on the ravelry page here. Aside from that, this thing is humongous. Almost two feet wide, longer than I am tall (so, 6+ feet). Light as a feather since this lace was 1450 yards/100 grams. Used just a little bit less than one skein, held single. I was worried about running out of yarn and my calculations said if I followed the pattern I would just barely have enough. To compensate, I took one stitch out of the garter stitch border along each side and I omitted the pointed border from the long edges (I still did it on the short edges). Grandma loves it. I know she will never wear it, but I think she has it on display in her house somewhere (probably in the china cabinet). Anyway, here are some of the seemingly endless numbers of photos I tried to get of it before packing it off.