Flower Garden Lace Shawl


I cannot believe this shawl is finished - I did over half of the knitting in a ten day period.  My motivation or dangling that proverbial carrot stick was to put a clipping marker every day I worked on it so I could see my daily progress.  I started this in July!  My knitting attention apparently was elsewhere.

Being a nerd, I also crunched some estimated numbers once I had four days worth of 'data' to go on.  This gave me the motivation that I needed, that and a deadline looming.


I usually knit while watching TV or reading a book with simpler knitting projects.  Because of the eyelet columns, this project was strictly for TV or podcast listening.  The pattern is great for beginner lace knitters if you are looking at branching out in knitting skills.


I love how blocking makes every single wool project look finished and polished.  Soaking a lace project in wool wash for 20 minutes makes the wool bloom then blocking evens out uneven stitches and opens up those hard-to-see eyelets.  The magic never stops amazing me and I've been knitting for decades.



Ravelry notes are here


Comments

  1. You've knit another beautiful shawl, and its bright colors are especially welcome during these days of diminishing light. Wear it in warmth!

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  2. Oh wow, that is just gorgeous! I love the yarn, and I think you will probably wear it a lot, it's so pretty.

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  3. What a beautiful shawl and a great color!

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  4. The shawl is beautiful!! Love those colors. Yay to dangling carrot stick knitting!!
    Have an awesome Thanksgiving!!

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  5. Beautiful! And I think you knit it in record time (more quickly than I would!)! The color is spectacular!

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  6. Nice! I still don't think I'm ready. :)

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  7. Measuring daily progress with markers is always loads of fun and effective. It came out just lovely! Whoo hoo!

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  8. I have used that stitch marker carrot many time. That shawl is so bright. It will be fun to wear in the winter for a splash of color and then carry you right into Spring. Very pretty.

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  9. Oh my goodness. I just looked at your Rav notes. I have that pattern in my library. I also have two skeins of KnitPicks Laceweight in my stash. Of course my yarn is blue. No surprise. A copy cat New Year's project? ?

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    1. Well well, I 'm not surprised at all! Can't wait to see your cast on project!

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  10. Beautiful! (blocking is indeed a miracle!)

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  11. Warm and cheerful scarf. Blocking makes Lace worth it!

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  12. Nice work, Karen. It looks great, and I love the color.

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  13. Oooh! It's beautiful! The fun, bright color will be so nice in the gray winter and I love the simple lace pattern. It makes the knitted columns look like they've been woven together. Love it!

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  14. *~ヽ(ゝз・☆) Yay on motivating yourself and meeting your personal deadline. You may not be as reading motivated but I think your knitting mojo is awesome. You have more FO's than I. I"m all, "Ooh, look squirrel!"

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