Archive for October, 2008

No longer hiding in shame

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

I finally finished my mother’s lace shawl.  The one I was trying to have finished for her birthday.  Back in March.

Southwest Shawl

Southwest Shawl

If you click on the image, orthopedist the elements that are working into the lace are pointed out in a larger image.

I enjoyed making this…but it was very fatiguing. I can’t wait to hear from her when she gets it to let me know what she thinks. I can’t

remember ever knitting anything for her, so it was well past time.

I made it from a Peruvian Baby Lace Merino which is 50% alpaca, 50% fine merino wool. I did it with a finer fiber than called for since Mom lives in Tucson and something heavy would be limited. I thought she might like something to put over her shoulders in the evenings when she goes out.

If I ask nicely, perhaps she’ll get me a photo of her wearing it!