This took me way too long, as is my habit with large projects I procrastinated and worried about how long it was going to take me rather than getting on with the job. Once I started working on it every day it did work up quickly. Even with having to refer to the pattern line by line, no memorising this one, definitely my most complicated lace knit to date!
|Photo-shoot at the local man-made lake!|
|Ducks could not give a crap about my shawl. How rude!|
Luckily, this is not my colour, otherwise it would have been very difficult to wrap it up and give it away! No word on my friend's thoughts are at this point (ok, the wedding was only on Saturday so I'm sure she has other things to do...). I'm sure she will love it but I am insecure and am in desperate need of some feedback!
|This is how I would wear it. Hint hint nusm!!|
Pattern: Hanami Stole. Most of it is charted, and it has very detailed instructions for a beaded cast on (which I didn't do because I thought like 30 beads in the scheme of things would not make much difference). Also has instructions to make
Yarn: Handmaiden Fine Yarn Sea Silk in Moondust purchased from Eat Sleep Knit.
Needles: I started with 4.5mm, but it was far too loose for the lacey design and went down to 3.25mm. Really want to work on something chunky now!!
p.s. I also commissioned Anna Rettberg to draw a portrait of the couple (and their cat!) as an additional gift. I think this is the coolest gift ever!
miniseries and did not even know it was a book! Adam chose The Power of One.