On Sunday I took along my Lace Leaf Shawl by Evelyn Clark at Fibertrends to our Stitch 'n' Bitch meet in case I got stuck with the provisional cast-on and had to ask some fellow members for advice.
Well, no worries, I sailed through the cast-on, the set-up rows, the pattern repeats and the scalloped edging. In fact, although it is only Wednesday, I have finished it, washed it, blocked it, photographed it, tallied the yarn, and blogged it!
One thing I haven't done though, is worn it.It is in fact a miniature shawl, a swatch for a shawl in some eyes. Because you see, although I liked the Jonelle yarn, loved the pattern, enjoyed the Addi Turbos etc, it soon became apparent that the colour was a bit well, babyish.
Knitting 3ply powder blue yarn in a lacy shawl pattern babyish? Who knew? You don't have to hit me on the side of the head with a sledge hammer!
I persevered with it anyway, because I wanted to get my head round the pattern and I do see myself making it for real in the near future. (The only bit I didn't do was add beads using a crochet hook because I didn't have one fine enough.)
I'll just have to shop the stash to find a suitable yarn.