I finally finished this shawl I started back in May, and I'm so glad to finally have it off my needles! I'm not sure exactly why it took me so long. I think part of it had to do with my toddler getting a hold of it when I was almost halfway through, at which point I had to start completely over!
Yeah, I think that may have dampened my excitement over knitting this shawl a bit. It's also been difficult to find time for knitting because of said toddler. And on top of that I've been busy with cake decorating classes lately (as if I needed a new hobby, but I am hooked, so too late). But I did enjoy knitting this pattern. It was easily adaptable to the size I wanted, and I just love lace work.
Anyway, the pattern is Spring Leaves and can be found on Ravelry here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/spring-leaves-4
. I used Cascade Yarns Alpaca Lace Paints in a color the website called "celtic" and size 5 needles. The finished size after blocking is approximately 27"x70".
I'm surprising my Mom with it for her birthday later this month. I hope she likes it.
And here's the whole thing laid out:
I tried to take a couple of action shots, but I suck at taking photos of myself.
Oh, and check out my needles after knitting this thing! (Hint: they were not green before I started).
Thanks for looking!