- Another wonderful Jane Sowerby design from Victorian Lace Today, one of my favorite books;
- Using up stash
- Recycling the apple bag.
Gotcha on that last one, didn't I!!
Here's the shawl. Yarn is from KnitPicks, their Gloss Lace weight.
|It's a Shetland Shawl. Historic notes say that|
it later morphed into Shale shawl, which today
is a Feather/Fan pattern.
|Waste yarn lace cast-on (red variegated|
yarn across the bottom.) After 48 repeats of
8 row pattern, I will add a knitted on
(My gray slacks in the background; I'm sitting
on the deck during our NW 'summer.')
Recycle? This project must be portable as it seems that right now husband and I are on the "Visit the Doctor Once a Day" event. No Groupon coupons for this tour, though.
Anyway, portability means I can't really comfortably carry along my beautiful knitting bowl. The lace yarn is in a nice spool/ball created by the yarn winder. But these chunks of yarn can get messy and fly-away, like hair. I was searching for a containment device, like a crocodile clip or a nice barette.
I have a couple of those webby yarn bras in the tool kit, but once my eyes lighted on the apple bag, I knew the solution was presenting itself. This bag held 5 wonderful pounds of fresh Gala apples. Only a few left for the fruit basket and time to recycle the bag.
|Here's the green apple of yarn in the bag. I never removed the|
white gathering thing, but instead cut off the chunky staple
from the other end of the bag.
|Insert green ball. Invert, Rescue a twist tie and|
now I have yarn contained in a bra that lives up to the
description: One Size Fits All. I just have to move
the twist-tie for a smaller or larger ball of yarn
|Turn down the leftover portion of the bag. You can see the|
yarn coming forth from its container.
Just make sure you choose a soft bag, not one of those stiff kind that can be recyled into a sink scrubby. That would never do.
I have 12 repeats, on my way to 48. My math tells me I'm 25% on my way to the inner portion of the shawl.
Glass half full!