It's all about the lace..or notI started the Diamond Fantasy Shawl on Sunday, and boy was I pleasantly surprised. Initially, I thought that I'd be doing a lot of re-knitting because the pattern appeared complicated, but I could not be more wrong. Sivia Harding is a genius! I am totally enamored with the simple yet beautiful design. What you see here is just the first repeat of the pattern and I'm loving it.
And guess what? I finally decided on a color for the Cherry Blossom Shawl. It's a lovely reddish/pink lace yarn by Handpaintedyarn. Two hanks of Geranio. And I purchased a hank of their Velvet Grapes just because. One can never have too many lace shawls or scarves. It's soft, it's plush... it's a nightmare to wind by hand. And that vinegar smell.. whoosh! Actually, I think I'll just try to go to my LYS and see if they're willing to wind it for me. Think they'll let me?
Maybe I can start hinting around for a ball winder for my birthday. I'll be turning 26 in two weeks.. so it'll be perfect timing. woohoo.
*Edit: I left to have a martini with my colleague right after I posted... and thinking that I am immune to the alcohol, I picked up the shawl and knitted away. Two hours later, all the yarn is now re-wound into the ball again. Ha ha... martinis and lace knitting don't mix, yo!