My shrug is knitted! We had an hour to kill before seeing Star Trek in IMAX, yesterday & I got in a few repeats of the ‘little fountain’ lace pattern. The movie was fierce IMHO. Spock, Spock and Spock! Scotty showed good sense with lovely knits too.
Here’s the (rechristened) shrug – pinned into submission:
The other name was too literal & I’ve strayed a long way from the original “Reading in Bed” pattern. I blocked her wet but it was only a quick dip in a little water, and pressing in 2 big towels. She’s taken every last pin in the house. The openwork yarn-overs are fairly uniform and I won’t mind if they aren’t all gridded out. See my 3 naked pin cushions? They are huddling for warmth.
I concentrated on making the edges & back border even:
As I read online, the lace grew alarmingly in blocking. I’ll have to fit her before seaming. Speaking of fitting… I am not exactly sure how one gets an inelastic silk shrug on & off. Please tell me this is not all for naught!!
This took less than half of the hank, so I can make something else with this beauty. Nothing immediate in the works since I want to get back to the baby gift(s). I am thinking of using the new lime Sirdar Snuggly Bamboo for a hat & bootie set. The cardi was probably much too much… I’m not that tight with the parents. I know of a still-secret baby who I can fawn over! Nooooo – NOT OURS!
Happy Mother’s Day if applicable! My Momma is happy by the beach, and MIL is also taking it easy but in town.