I’m actually doing it twice over. Since I haven’t had a whole lot of luck knitting lace shawls, I wanted to make sure I wouldn’t come to grief again while using some special yarn. So I dug around in my stash and pulled out some old vintage acrylic called Red Heart Luster Sheen. This particular stuff is so vintage… Well, let me show you what I mean.
So it’s taken me a total of three months to finish — some of that time the project was in what some knitters call “time out,” like a naughty child. And I really would have completed the project last week… except I ran into a knot in the yarn more than halfway through my bind-off. Knitters will understand my pain.
Still, I stubbornly stuck with the notion this trial run should be as perfect as possible, so I undid my bind-off and re-knit, minus the knot.
My little shawlette has gone from this:
To this — finished, but not quite finished:
And finally today, after some serious pinning and very careful use of my iron (while protecting the knit fabric with a cotton cloth) this is my finished product:
And now, on to the Real Thing!