May 18, 2009
Thinking about lace…knitting
I’m planning to go to the IOLI Convention (International Old Lacers Inc.) in Los Angeles this summer. So, I thought I should have something lacy to wear to the banquet on the last evening. That’s the time that everyone wears the lace they’ve made, purchased, or collected. I thought a lace shawl would be too ambitious to finish before the end of July, so a lace scarf or stole would be perfect. After searching around, I found this Lily of the Valley Estonian lace knitted scarf. (It will look better when it’s blocked.)
Then I saw this sweet little pattern called Summer Lace Shawlette that I got from Knitting Daily. It’s just a small shawl to throw over your shoulders and I thought it would be perfect for sitting in those overly air-conditioned classrooms during the convention. And, I had enough of the yarn in my stash, so I started it this weekend as well.
And, while I was admiring it and taking the photo I saw (gasp!) a giant hole in the stockinette area that goes over the shoulder! Yes, this is lace, but there shouldn’t be a hole there in that spot! So, I’ll be frogging back several rows.
I’m mad at the shawl right now. I think I’d rather put this project down for now and go wind bobbins to make some more bobbin lace bookmarks.