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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?)

6 Comments:

OpenID meezermeowmy 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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