Last week I started knitting what I hope will be my glorious lace wedding shawl.
By popular demand (and also because I liked this pattern a whole heck of a lot) I am knitting Fiori Di Sole, by Romi Hill.
I wasn’t totally sold on this shawl, until one of by blog commenters suggested using gold silk. I had a sudden vision of myself wrapped in warmth and light. A golden glow. I knew that was IT.
I went to Webs to search for the right yarn, and darn if it wasn’t almost impossible to find the right color and fiber content in the right weight. There were lots of wonderful options in worsted or fingering weight, but not very many options in lace weight. Usually my problem when shopping on Webs is that I’m spoiled for choice, not that I come up dry.
And what ticket it was, at $35 per skein. I had to remind myself:
It’s OK. This is for your wedding. You’re buying this yarn instead of a fancy dress. For the price of the 4 skeins you need you wouldn’t even be able to buy a veil at Kleinfeld’s.
Say No to the Dress. Say Yes to the Shawl.
So I ordered the yarn and began working with it almost as soon as it arrived.
Charts A -D flew by. Now I’m working on five repeats of Chart E. Many many rows of cute little leaves.
I’ve only made a few mistakes so far, but they’re not obvious and I’m not telling you where they are.
This shawl is so much fun to knit, so long as I remember to use lots of markers. I love lace. It keeps me entertained for hours. Joy to the lace…la la la la.
Just watch. My next post will be about how much I hate lace and how I want it to curl up and die.
To be continued…