Friday, July 27, 2012

Ah... lace.....

It may seem odd to non-lace-loving-knitters, but after a stressful couple of weeks - I was looking for the perfect lace shawl to help me relax an un-wind. (Yes, I am fully aware that Mom is laughing her ass off right now, remembering the girl who said she'd never knit lace).

But - it's true - I find lace relaxing... well most lace - it's got to have a nice rhythmic pattern that just flows.. which I why I'm so often knitting lace leaves.

Anyway, a while back, Mom and I got a new yarn from our supplier to try out - a fingering camel/silk blend - and I've been searching for the perfect pattern for it. (If we release it, it will be Desert Cat)

I should have known, I didn't need to look any further than one of my favourite lace knitters/designers/dyers... Denise over at Lost City Knits. She recently released her Lafitte shawl (it's FREE - can you believe that?!?) and I knew I'd found my pattern.
I started it last night, adding some really dark, coffee coloured beads and I just love how they pop in the centre of the flowers.

So far, this pattern is the perfect remedy to my recent mood.... of course... that may change when I get to the nupps.... but for now, I'm basking in beaded, lacey bliss.

4 comments:

Dee said...

Very pretty!

Rachelle said...

Love that pattern, have just downloaded it, but it's not queued yet; too many others already queued.

dropstitchknitter said...

Beautiful! I can see finding Lace relaxing - it keeps your mind focused but yet the repetition is soothing. Sending good thoughts your way.

Delusional Knitter said...

I totally went and downloaded that pattern ... just in case she changes her mind and puts a price on it ... I CANNOT believe that is a free pattern!!!