You wouldn't think that I'd have time for lace knitting these days, but now that I'm back at work, I'm pumping 3-4 times a day. So, instead of staring at the wall in the 4x4 closet that's been turned into a nursing mothers room, I'm knitting.
But, since Rue knew me so well, she sent me green and I knew I had a giant cone of green lace weight that I bought my first year of knitting. It's two ply and machine spun, but close enough that for one row and a bind off, it wasn't noticeable.
I cast on fewer stitches since the pattern is for more yardage than I had. I'm quite happy that this ended up measuring 15 x 56, so a perfect shawl!
If you look in the picture above, you can see the tops of each leaf. The pattern calls for purl stitches between leaves but another Raveler subbed-in knit stitches and I liked the idea. As a result, the back of the shawl is nearly as beautiful as the front!
Pattern: Woodland Shawl
Yarn: Malabrigo Lace, Verdes colorway; a little bit of unknown green - 503 yards
Modifications: In between leafs (vertically) I did not do the purl stitches so the stems flow into each other instead of being separated. Also, I only cast on 67 stitches instead of 89 because I had one skein of yarn and still wanted a wrap.
Yardage total 2013: 3407
And it's playoff time here in the U.S. for baseball. My lifelong team is in the playoffs. I'm convinced that they've waited until I gave up my season tickets after ELEVEN YEARS to win this year. My friend who's been a fan even longer sent Wiggle a onesie so he can cheer too!