Wow what a project! This was knit over the 17 days of the 2010 winter olympics in Vancouver, Canada. Ravelry hosts a knitting olympics of sorts – I entered this project in the Short Track Shawls event and finished just in time before the end of the closing ceremonies. It was a close one. I finished the border as written in the pattern, but ended up a few yards short on yarn. This isn’t exaclty a yarn that I could just go out and buy more, so I ripped out the whole border and started over, omitting one stitch from the border – instead of three stitches, I dropped down to two, and ended up with only a yard or so left over. It blocked up beautifully and I love the angular lace pattern. Pretty simple as far as lace goes, but enough to keep me interested and still be able to finish in two weeks. I’m super proud of it, and yet again, Meg, the dyer, did a fabulous job dyeing up the color evolution so it fit with the shawl progression just perfectly!
Posted on 12 April 2010