Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Lions, and Garter and Lace- OH MY!

Well I'll be... Do I look overly pleased with myself or WHAT!?!?!? I mean really, it's just ridiculous! Not only is it a million degrees outside and I'm wearing long sleeves and a scarf/shawl, I am smiling so big it looks like my lips are going to disappear!

And why is that? You ask.

Because I have used up yarn that has been staring at me for over a year from my bookshelf, AND because I was able to use that yarn not only on garter stitch (I love me some decent garter!), but LACE also! I often worry that my brain is rotting because I knit so darned many plain-jane socks, that it feels MIGHTY good to have popped some lace off the needles. It is nothing epic mind you, but it feels rather good none the less.

Can't you tell?

You want the deets? I'll give you the deets.
Pattern- Milkweek by Laura Chau (available for purchase through her site)
Yarn- Cadenza by Estelle- 1 skein! Love that.
Needles- 3.5 mm, but I think I'd bump it up to a 3.75 next time around (I must have been stressed... SO TIGHT!)
Fun factor- It's fun. Believe me. It's fun. HELLO! It's garter stitch and LACE! Together at LAST!
And lastly, look at what a dear friend recently gifted to me!

May this act as a gentle reminder to me each and every day.


Anonymous said...

love the shawl! and you're inspiring me to go to the framing place -- looks so good! tk

Anonymous said...

Lynn, it's a Beautiful Shawl! I was always eyeing on that but it's on my million queue which I never get to. Good for you! Love your laugh and humour....you're such a passionate person. Love ya!