I'm knitting with the Cashmere I splurged on several weeks ago...Wendy motivated me to pick up "the clap" again; but not the silk garden lite clap. I have some sort of mental block against the silk garden lite clap since Maggie ate it. So I picked up the cashmere and started knitting with it and now, I'm hooked. I will rip out the silk garden lite and make it into something else entirely. I showed off the finished sampler shawl today to many ohh's and ahh's from Heather, Kin, Martha, Elizabeth and Elizabeth's mom. I'm proud of my accomplishment, considering I finshed much of the last lace pattern with a big swollen black eye. I'm healed, only to get a sinus infection afterward.
So Lace is in everything and everywhere! It was the featured article of the most recent Interweave Knits, complete with pattern for the Icarus shawl, which I am contemplating in zephyr, but my gauge seems a bit off. Today I received my new knitpicks catalog, which on the cover proclaims, "discover the beauty of lace." I just want to say, that I declared this the "summer of lace" several weeks before these publications came out. So, I'm ahead of the times...again.