My first full blown lace project is off the needles, blocked and gifted to Samantha, who turned Sweet 16 this year. Forest Canopy Shoulder Shawl was a very easy lace pattern to follow and memorize.
If it's so damn easy...Why did it take you so freak'in long to finish it????
Uh, for starters I apparently like to make things way more difficult and time consuming. So, this being the case, I chose to use lace weight yarn and size 4 needles. (the pattern calls for sport weight and size 8 needles)
I also had to double the pattern repeats so I wouldn't end up with a hankie sized shawl.
Finally, I seem to have the attention span of fruit fly. Easily distracted, I often worked other projects, while FCSS waited patiently in a little lump.
She did, however turn out lovely in the end.
If I were to knit another, I would like to try a more drapey yarn.
I know my Samantha, at the ripe old age of 16, will take great care of this hand knit shawl.
I know she will keep it for many years and hopefully, eventually pass it on to younger generations.
Isn't that what we all hope for? To see the things we create, actually worn and or passed along to others to share.