Sunday, December 17, 2006

Lace in the house

I will have you know that I'm not the only one who's been blocking this weekend.

Inspired, I can only assume, by me, DD announced this morning (while I was taking pictures of my MIL's completed Garden Shawl) that she was also going to "pin her shawl". She showed me the shawl (her cosy fleece blanket). She showed me the pins (toy cutlery from her tea tray set). She warned me NOT TO STEP ON HER SHAWL. And then she blocked it:

It's not just me who thinks this is the height of cute, right?

Garden Shawl for MIL
I'm afraid I'm never going to get over myself because of this.

Completed (unfortunately the dark blanket underneath wasn't quite big enough to go under the whole thing, but you get the idea)

One quarter of the shawl

Detail of the centre

Detail of the flower motif along the 'spines'

Detail of the leaf pattern

Detail of the fern and dewdrop motifs

Detail of the large flower motif

Detail of the blossom and dewdrop motifs

Detail of the edging

The shawl has been tagged, wrapped, and put under the tree. I can't wait. Just eight more sleeps until Plotz Day.

Stornaway sweater for DH
This is now the only uncomplete piece of Christmas knitting, and it's forging ahead surprisingly well, considering that DH has been in the house with me almost all weekend.

(Meme and comments responses coming, I swear...but I just couldn't resist putting the lace photos up today.)


Aven said...

Absolutely beautiful. You have every justification for being completely and totally impressed with yourself. Your MIL will be bowled over.

Merry Christmas!

Carrie K said...


kelpkim said...

you've been super busy...
i'm impressed to say the least!
it's great to see you online again!
i'm going to have to start doing some lacework now...

Nikeroo said...

I admire your patience so do you manage to spend so much time making something so beautiful and not go stir crazy??