Green Lace Shawl

My 10th shawl for '10 Shawls in 2010' is done and gifted. It took me about 4 days to make, contains 800 yards of lace-weight Merino and weighs a whopping 2.2 ounces (62.5 grams). I love how delicate and light it is. I don't usually go for this color, but the recipient will (hopefully) love it.

The pattern is from 'Crochet Lace' by Mary Konior, a long out-of-print book that I bought a few months ago. (You can see other projects from the book here.) I've been dying to make something from it, but was waiting for the right project and the right yarn.

The yarn is Elegant Yarns 'Athena', 800 yards per skein of lace-weight Merino goodness. Lace-weight can be difficult to use - breaking easily, tangling easily, making-you-crazy easily - but this stuff was great. It slid easily along the hook, didn't tangle back on itself and broke
only once when I pulled on it waaay too hard.
Although my '10 Shawls in 2010' are done, I already have another shawl (or 3 . . . or 4 . . . or 5) planned. Next up from this book, but not my next shawl project, is 'Old Shale', which has been on my radar for several years. And now that I have the book - it shall be mine.


Unknown said...

stunning! and geez, you're fast.