The seeds of future lace projects have surely been planted. I really enjoyed Flower Basket. A lot. I have been at a loss as to what to knit since I finished it. I was so focused on getting it done, now that it is, I am having a hard time remember all the other things I had going on knitwise. I mostly just want to go buy some more Baby Ull and do another one, much larger. But I digress.
Ladies and Gentlemen, I proudly present Flower Basket Shawl!
The blocking shot. As you'll see in the detail shot, it's wrongside up.
Blocking detail. Man I love the macro function on my camera.
And finally, the money shot. Proudly brought to you by a leather chair at Panera. She's a lovely model isn't she? This picture represents the color of the shawl best to me as well.
Quickly for the notes now.... I used the pattern from IK Fall 04 ( I think, it's free on the website as well, possibly subscriber only.) I used US 6 Addi Natura Bamboo circs and not quite two balls of Dale Baby Ull in a lovely peach color. (Can't remember/don't know the color number.) As for pattern mods, I added one more repeat of the lower chart for a total of 8 instead of 7.
It was a good first lace pattern. It covered all the basic stitches and wasn't a terrible repeat. In fact, after the 2nd or 3rd time thru the chart, it gets a lot easier. I highly recommend this for a first lace project.
I plan on making it again, possibly in a proper lace weight and smaller needles. But we'll have to see really. I have so many other things to finish up and that I want to do, but if I need another outstanding gift fast, I can see doing it in a week again. Preferably, next time I'll give myself at least 2 weeks so I can do my usual project hopping around.