I love the way lace knitting – even things with only lace edgings – looks like fuzzy lumps before the blocking. I love blocking. I love how it takes something that looks kind of pretty if you stretch it just so and turns it into something that is beautiful and lovely and perfect. I’m working up a nice little side to side lace shawlette. Warmer than usual, worked up in the softest baby llama yarn that is undyed but has lovely little sparkly silver streaks in it. Undyed yarn just seems so much softer than anything that’s been chemically altered.
I had intended to use beads with this design, but then I found a lace edging that I loved that didn’t really go with beads so I opted not to. The yarn has 273 yards to 125 grams so it should make a nice cozy shawlette on size 8 needles. Here it is in fuzzy lump form.
This might even be done before year’s end. Or at least it will be one of the new and fabulous things you see come 2011. Stay tuned.