Why the triangle shawl? Living in Euro-Land people here wear the scarf style/pashmina/stoles all the time. And I am tempted to make one in that style. But triangle…. I don’t know how to wear it. I mean it points in a direction and at an anatomical part that I am not sure I should be drawing attention to anymore… Non?
My dear Tink, you do make an excellent point. We are not JLo. We do not make a habit of featuring . . . ahem . . . that part of our anatomy. Nor (at least in my particular case) should we.
However, I do love triangular shawls. Fortunately, most of the triangular shawls that I have made are long enough so they adequately cover the derriere.
Seeing your hank of Helen’s Lace reminded me of a question: how do you wind your laceweight yarn? I am about to embark on my first lace projects (inspired by your summer of lace), and don’t know if it would be wise to use my ballwinder and swift for the task.
Not only do I use my swift and ballwinder to wind laceweight yarn, but I use an electric ballwinder. And have had no problems whatsoever. (My ballwinder is the Schacht 8 oz ballwinder shown here.) I use the electric winder for almost everything. Exceptions are skeins that are tangled, very fragile yarns, or mohair.
I won 1000 yds of laceweight cashmere at Stitches Midwest and want to knit some lace for my mother. I’ve never really done lace knitting before and I want some thing extra-ordinary for her.
Do you have any suggestions for a pattern that’s fairly easy and will use that amount?
1000 yards of laceweight cashmere . . . sigh . . .
How about the Flower Basket Shawl from Fiber Trends? According to the pattern, for a small shawl 34″ deep by 68 ” across the top you need 750 yards of laceweight and for the large shawl 45″ deep by 90″ across the top you need 1100 yards. The large size seems pretty huge to me — if your mom is petite, you could definitely get away with making the smaller shawl. Or you could possibly do one in-between small and large.
Another idea is the Leaf Lace shawl — also from Fiber Trends.
Even More Stash Enhancement
Last week I got my kit to knit Dew that I ordered from Kim Hargreaves. Mailed from the U.K. on August 9, it reached my post office (package was registered so I went to the P.O. to sign for it) on August 17. Pretty speedy shipping.
The kit came packed in a nice white box, lined with tissue paper and tied with white ribbon — lovely presentation!
It includes the pattern printed on nice heavy stock, the yarn in the “meadow” colorway that I selected, a Kim Hargreaves label, and matching beads, which are used in the flower corsage. It looks lovely and I’m bettng I’ll start knitting it as soon as the weather cools down some.
In the meantime, I am knitting away on the Woodland Shawl.
And Lucy cares not one bit whether her butt looks big.