Monday, November 20, 2006

FO Lace (Flower Basket Shawl) for Lacevember

I had such great intentions -- I was going to start and finish a large project from Folk Shawls, wait no, I was going to start and finish a stole from my new Victorian Lace book, ooh, better yet, I was going to design a shawl of my very own (not that I've done that yet, mind you, but how hard could it be?!)...

Yeah right. I was a-surfin' on the ole intarweb and realized that more than half of the month is gone...In fact, someone mentioned that it was already almost over! Yikes! Anyway, I started this on Tuesday so that I would have something finished by the end of the month and not be lame. This is the good standard Flower Basket shawl from IK Fall 2004. I was able to find the mag from a friend from knitting group (Thanks!).

Having knit this shawl as well as the Shetland triangle (from the same author), I'd say this pattern is a little more fiddly. You need to pay attention a bit more with the yo's and it took a tad longer to get into the rhythm of this shawl (I didn't really get into the groove until I was almost done, and even then, I had to look at the pattern at the start of the row to confirm). With the Shetland triangle, you could easily look at what you've done and realize what the next row needs to be.

Anywhoo, here's a closeup of the shawl.

yarn: 70% angora 30%nylon
Cast on date: 11/14/06
End date: 11/19/06
pattern: Flower Basket shawl from IK Fall 2004
needles: #7 Clovers

You know, I almost ripped it a couple of times when I realized I missed a yo -- am glad really, since I really like this pattern much more than Shetland triangle, and I like that alot.

Now I've got to jet over to Lacevember to get myself a star!


Danielle said...

That's so beautiful. Very nicely done. :)

Stefaneener said...

It is lovely. Lace still awes me.