Thursday, January 11, 2007

Can She Do Lace?

Remember this? This is my Mountain Colors Mountain Goat in Lost Trail. I have two skeins, 230 yds each. These were originally bought for a pair of socks. However, I have discovered something new, something that goes along with one of my 2007 goals: the Forest Canopy Shoulder Shawl. I've been wanting to do a lace shawl for a while, and actually have yarn bought for both Ene's Scarf in Scarf Style and the Shetland Triangle from Wrap Style. However, charts scare me. Seriously. But, thanks to Cristina of string*Theory, I am now prepared. I ordered the shawl pattern tonight; it was a quick and easy download. I am quite pleased with myself, as I just sold some of my yarn stash on eBay, and had some money sitting in my Pay Pal account just waiting for such a purchasing occasion!

I am dying to start this project, although I am working on yet another Misty Garden (yes, #3,) for my sister in Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino which I really want to finish and give to her fairly quickly. I'm hoping to lift her depressed mood she's been in for a little while. She and I both get that way in the winter - not enough sun, I'm sure. But nothing a little handknit scarf won't fix, right?

I bought the materials needed for the DIY light box with a gift card from Target that I received from our oncologist at work. Of course, I have yet to set it all up and take any pics. You know how I am; I procrastinate until I feel the timing is perfect. I need to stop that. Maybe this will be a project for the weekend.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I've been admiring all lace shawls I've seen in Blogland. I can't wait to see yours!! Maybe one is in my future for 2007, who knows. :)

Also....I made a light box from that exact same tutorial. I found that I didn't need the sheet as a diffuser. If you have any questions along the way, please ask!!! The trickiest part for me was getting my camera settings correct. (I can also help with that if you need it). Good luck!