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.


Anonymous said...

Very pretty!

Rachelle said...

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

Anonymous 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!!!