Moonlit Queen Anne’s Lace Shawl

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Just before leaving the office yesterday to get home to wind safe the yard, I received a delivery of lace yarn from Moorehouse Farm Merino   Last week, I had found the most amazing yahoo group which inspired me to start my first lace project. As we watched into the night to see where Hurricane Fay was likely to make landfall, I started my Moonlit (the irony of the colorway name was not lost on me) Queen Anne’s Lace Shawl.   [On the MMarioKKnits yahoo group site they have absolutely beautiful photos of shawls.  They have patterns and help available as well.  (I would have posted a photo of a completed shawl but want to honor copy rights but do go to the group … you will be delighted and amazed !)]

The storm looks like it is going to miss us.  It made landfall at Naples (below us) and is expected to cross the state and return to the Gulf north of Tampa (above us).  It appears that for Florida, it won’t amount to much more than a tropical storm, the unpleasant cost of living in paradise.  Our prayers are with those who may be affected by the errant tornado and for those on the Louisiana and Texas Gulf Coasts who may be impacted by Fay once she re-emerges in the gulf and gets up steam once again.  For me, it will be a day to catch up on my housekeeping and to get to a little spinning and knitting.

I will keep you posted as to how the project goes.  Thank you for visiting

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UPDATE Tuesday afternoon:

I transfered shawl to small circular needles I use for socks.  Notice the two stitch markers.  The orange knitting marker opens and closes and I encircled the first column of stitches.  That way, I can keep track of where each round starts.  The purple ring which I transfer from needle to needle marks the end of each round.  It makes it a lot easier to knit rounds without having to keeping checking for the end.  (I do count at the end of rows to make sure I haven’t dropped a stich and I check off rows on the pattern.  It slows things down, but I hope it will reduce the amount of froggin’ I may need to do.  Froggin’ I’ve learned is leaping back to where the pattern is correct after discovering an error.) The purple ring works great but, it can fall off or get confused with “yarn overs”.


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