Remember that lace leaf shawl that I took as my travel knitting? The one that was started in Italy, nearly confiscated at numerous airports, and torn in the rush to escape a Kathmandu strike? I was pretty well sick of it by the time the trip ended, and I fully expected to never finish it. I do have a history of abandoning my lace). But I knit my little heart out last week and triumped!
(Just because it's small doesn't mean it wasn't a triumph)
Pattern: Leaf Lace Shawl, by Evelyn Clark
Yarn: Knitpicks Shadow in "sunset heather", 1 hank. (note: this makes for a $2.50 project)
Needles: Size 3 Inox Express circular
My main problem now is figuring out what to do with the darn thing! My sister and I had a campy photoshoot over the holiday weekend and came up with a few options. What do you think actually works?
As a headscarf: Tied snugly and worn with sunglasses, for driving in a convertible? As a babushka?
Tied around the neck: Folded a bit, doubled 'round the neck, and loosely tied. With the point in back or front?
At an angle: Around the hips, like some strange knitting gypsy? Or around the neck, sort of askew?
On a dog: very fetching indeed!