Yahooo I have done it!!! I have knitted my first (hee hee already started another) lace shawl. It is a labour of love and I must say I am so pleased how it turned out. I used some 4ply raspberry merino yarn I have had in my stash for a while just waiting for the perfect pattern. The pattern chosen was the Traveling Woman on Ravelry for free.
Here are some progress photos taken after I had done chart 1 once:
Here is the shawl once I had cast off and prior to ends being sewn in and blocking. Miss M was interested and had to be in the photo! 😆
I gave the shawl a wee soak and then spin in the machine – ready to be blocked into shape. It was so exciting to see the lace work reveal itself during this process and see how big it really is.
It didn’t take long at all to dry so I could get some better photos of it outside.
This shawl is a belated giveaway to Mel for participating on my blog during Blogtober fest in October 2009. I hope it is worth her wait.
I have cast on another lace shawl project but it is under wraps as it is going to be a surprise for some one I love dearly. You’ll have to wait and see!! 🙂