Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Why I Was Late for Work This Morning

While the coffee was brewing and the DH and pup were still sleeping, I sat in my knitting chair inhaling the jasmine and knitting the last 4 rows of this Grandma's Lace Shawl from Faith, Hope, Love, Knitting by Lorna Miser. Each row took more than 20 minutes to knit since by the time you get to the bottom of the lace edging, its hundreds of stitches. As you can tell, I'm not a very good photographer and have no idea about lighting. But this Chilean yarn, is a lovely cotton/rayon blend called Olmue and only costs 12.50 a skein. This wrap only took two so the shawl only cost $25 to make. Now that's a bargain!

If you look at the left-hand side of the open book you may be able to decipher the edging. (I know it's really hard). It's a beaded, crocheted cast off. In between customers, I'll be stringing 300 beads on for that part!


  1. It is so beautiful, I can't wait to see it with beads. I am also amazed how this and other gorgeous yarns you have can be so reasonable to make into a finished product. Thanks for sharing and making up all the samples to give us inspiration

  2. I've seen this a few times in progress and am still awed by its loveliness. The beading is going to be so gorgeous too!