Friday, 11 September 2009

Birthday Lace

My mother's birthday came and went very quickly this year. So quickly, that I didn't even manage to purchase yarn for her present before the day came.


My initial plan was to knit her a ring of lace to wear around her neck - something in between a cowl and a smoke-ring. I even had a pattern picked out (Nachaq). But when I swatched up Knitabulous' lovely silk/wool laceweight, I decided it was singing out to be tranformed into a triangular shawl.


After a bit of research on Ravelry, I decided on Percy. Relatively intuitive, with some chart changes to hold my interest.


This photo was taken just after I started the second chart (with no rest rows!). It's progressed quite a bit further now ... I'm working my way back through the first row of nupps in the final chart. Woo hoo, Nupps! I love 'em!


I'm really loving this project. I think I was feeling a bit lost without a lace project on the needles. Now I just have to get if off them!