Yeah, I'm still around. It's been busy here at Chez PicnicKnits. We've had all kinds of craziness going on, and the mom taxi has been running 24/7. We still have a belated birthday party to deal with on Saturday, but I'm hoping things will settle down a bit after that. Otherwise I'm gonna need to hire a personal assistant. Again I bow down to working moms. I have no idea how they get it all done. No idea at all. But I have something pretty to show you. Really pretty. Presenting Gaenor.
Isn't she lovely? The most enjoyable lace shawl I've ever worked on. And yes, I'm tooting my own horn. Here's the "official" description of her:
A beautiful effect for a lot less work. This simple shawlette is knit from side to side. With a garter stitch body and a gabled lace edging that is knit right on as you go along. There is no picking up stitches, there are no 500 stitch rows. In fact for the version I worked, the very longest row was only 110 stitches!
The garter stitch blocks out beautifully, and the simple yet elegant lace edging has a lot of impact due to the double yarnovers. And you begin this gorgeous piece of lace by only casting on 2 stitches. Even better, when all is said and done you only have 2 stitches remaining to cast off.
Perfect for that one of a kind sock yarn that you just can't bear to make socks with, this shawlette will work with many different yarn weights. Just make sure to use a big enough needle for drape!
I'm really super pleased with this one. You use up half your yarn for one side and then start decreasing, so most any yarn will work. I used Politically Incorrect Silk/Merino fingering and size 7 needles. And the pattern is up for sale on Ravelry for only $6.00.