Monday, December 20, 2004

Laceweight Leaf Lace photos

The surprising news is that mom's shawl weighs only 2 ounces which means I have 1.5 ounces left over, that's enough for a smaller shawl or a couple of lace scarves. In comparison, grandma's shawl in DK weight yarn weighs 8 ounces -- and they're about the same size. Measurements post-blocking are 42" deep x ~85" wingspan. I didn't fuss with making the top edge straight or all the edge points perfect because it will be blocked properly next weekend, after I open the Zonta dressing wires my parents ordered for Christmas. (Blocking kills my back, the less time spent on a temporary blocking the better!)

None of the blocking photos turned out that great thanks to the lighting but here's an ok photo:

Another photo after it was dry and the pins removed:

Pattern: Leaf Lace shawl (Fiber Trends)

I don't want to stop flipping it around and playing with it, it's so light and airy. I wish I knew more people who wore lace, sadly I am not one of those people. Of all the things I've knit this is my most favorite, even though I wouldn't wear it myself. Isn't it ironic, don't ya think? Hmmm. I might make myself a wear-around-the-house shawl in DK or worsted yarn to keep warm but I can't imagine wearing something this delicate.


Stephanie said...

Congratulations on a job very well done :) It's gorgeous! Out of curiousity, how long did it take you? I'm starting to get into lacework, and find it fascinating - even tho I, like you, tend not to wear lace.

Sue said...

Pretty pretty! I'm like you- I like to make lace, but really don't wear it. Very nice work- what's the yarn?

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