Mentioned in my last post, I shared that I started a lace shawl. I bought this beautiful lace yarn on my recent visit to Mendocino's yarn shop. I bought 6 skeins of Jamieson's Ultra lace yarn in colorway Strawberry Crush, 502. The color is just so beautiful. The pictures don't do the color justice.
I wanted to find the perfect pattern. Something that looked a little difficult but was great for beginners. So I joined a ravelry group of lace knitters and asked for advice. With the help of a few people, I decided on the Icarus Shawl by Miriam L. Felton, aka MimKnits. Lace knitting is sooo tedious, yet VERY rewarding.
I must say, chart reading is harder then I thought. Slowly, I am getting the hang of it. Thankfully, this pattern also has written instructions.
I have decided that the best way to knit this shawl is with beautiful instrumental music and a caramel frappuccino from Starbucks. Cant get any better then that, except for maybe a romantic location. How about Prince Edward Island in the fall....