Sunday, February 22, 2009
Casting on lace is always crazy. Designers seem to always want to test your level of commitment right from the start. There is always some kind of trick that you have to perform to get things going and if you stop and think why you are doing what you are doing you are doomed. Circular and triangular shawls are the worst. I am sure there is a good reason for all the weird stuff but my poor old brain just needs to accept it and move on. I made it through my 2 stitch trial of fire with Evelyn Clark's Flower Basket shawl and made it all the way through chart 1 this weekend. I plan to spend all of March and half of April on chart 2 in order to complete that huge amount of edging by the first weekend in May. I plan to wear (take) this to the MD Sheep and Wool Fest. Each year I work on something to show off and each year I chicken out and leave it in the car. If you plan on being at the festival this year, locate the red mini with the white stripes in the parking lot and look on the back seat. I guarantee there is going to be a lovely shawl on it.