I started knitting in 1997. In all those years not one project drove me as crazy as knitting this shawl did. It was a challenge. And when I got to the lace border (the one designed to go with this shawl), I finally caved. I decided that the pattern provided was beyond my skill set and I picked something else.
This project taught me patience and perseverance ... qualities I thought I was generously endowed with ... but discovered were not sufficient to get to the end of this shawl ... it really did stretch my boundaries.
And so, here are the pictures of the shawl that I am pretty darn proud of ... and that snagged my interest in doing other lace shawls ... something that I thought was totally unbelievable just a few months ago. I know another lace shawl is in my future. I am hooked!!
|These outside pictures show the true color of the yarn.|
|Same shawl but taken in doors one evening. Amazing difference in color.|
|Draped over my daughter's arm the day the shawl came off the blocking board.|
|The cute model is my beautiful daughter.|
|Another option for how it can be worn.|