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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

What? Lace? Yes!!

Today I saw Beach Glass (Ravelry link) the lovely new lace shawl by Susan Lawrence over at Kim's blog.

I immediately snatched up a copy for myself, and tonight dug down into stash for a single skein I knew I had of ice blue Zephyr laceweight. I cast on after dinner (388 stitches!! OH MY) and while watching reruns of M*A*S*H on Hallmark Channel.

It took me a long time...and then the set up and finally have managed (after tinking) to get thru the first row of the first charts.

(It's been a long time since I had to concentrate on lace!)

There's no photo of it because there's really almost nothing to see. I feel no real pressure to finish this quickly, but I did feel like I wanted an easy lace to work on - please, please don't remind me of my Diamond Fantasy Shawl in Shaffer Andrea silk, okay? I know she's waiting (sitting right next to my chair in fact).

And now it's off to bed. At least we're more than half-way through the week, right?

OH...and if you're local and you're reading this? And you're hankering for a new spot to eat? I had lunch today at a WONDERFUL restaurant downtown. Tony Pope's Le Bistro! I had the roasted vegetable and melted cheese sandwich (which was absolutely wonderful, if a tad bit of a challenge to eat - but I persevered and used my knife and fork!) with the most amazing French Fries I've ever had. Their dinner menu sounds wonderful, too. You.Must.Go.
(I threatened to come back just for fries and dessert next time...sinful, no?)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pamper yourself - make an enlarged copy of the lace chart. It makes lace ever so much more relaxing a knit.

10:47 PM  
Blogger Opal said...

Beach Glass is lovely! I just threw it on my queue. I can't wait to see your progress. :)

4:43 AM  
Blogger Dana said...

The shawl sounds wonderful! I hope you enjoy it. (I like meezermeowmy's idea. I'll have to remember that). :)

11:08 AM  
Blogger Knitting Linguist said...

OK, no fair for those of us who aren't local! I'm now craving that sandwich :) And I can't wait to see the shawl, I've added it to my queue, I can see why you snapped it right up :)

2:53 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Beach glass is a pretty pattern! I imagine one could make it a little wider by a repeat if needed (which I would need).

3:57 PM  
Anonymous Carrie K said...

I'm starving but I'll bet it's nowhere near me.

Beach Glass is going to be lovely! Can't wait to see your progress.

4:01 PM  

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