Phew. That was a lot of stitches. Just over 42 000, to be more exact. I cast it off, and the hardest thing to do to it was this:
Then I pinned. And I pinned. And now I feel like a graduate from lace kindergarten, finally having completed my first shawl. Click for bigger.
It's huge and yummy and looks like geraniums. The Flower Basket pattern is brilliant in its simplicity and effect. Huge thumbs-up, especially for the lace
Yesterday was a great family event, the annual Sheep and Wool Day at the Lismore Sheep Farm in River John. The men went for the grilled lamb burgers, the kids went to explore the barns, have their faces painted and eat ice cream.
The ladies? My mom and I were all about the knitters. Specifically Lucy Neatby. She gave a very informative talk on sock knitting, to very enthusiastic reception.
Lucy is as pleasant and wonderful as I remember her from my days with the Halifax knitting guild. She is just as creative with her demonstration methods, using i-cords as yarn and the sock below to explain the various aspects of sock construction.
She is also very obliging when it comes to her young fans.
(Amy said her favourite part of the day was "Seeing Lucy and her pretty hair.")
We showed the men that, perhaps, size does matter.
And if the spinning bug doesn't get me, it may well inflict the next generation.
PS - Lucy was selling her yarns at a special price!
(so I couldn't be rude and leave empty-handed)
Hope you're all enjoying a sheepy weekend!