Wow, what a busy time it’s been, as usual. When you’ve got 2 small kids & a day job there’s never enough time to knit, let alone finish up a pattern!
Marianne (lismete on Ravelry) came to my rescue as a fabulous test knitter. She asked great questions and her keen eyes picked up on a few changes to be made. And in the end, this is what she produced:
It’s 17″ x 82″ and it used less than one skein of Handmaiden Lace Silk (Rav yarn link). Thanks, Marianne, for being so helpful & so quick!
Ravelers can look at her project here.
In the mean time, I’m trying out a true laceweight scarf-sized version from Jaggerspun Zephyr and adding beads on the row dividing the pattern repeats to give it a little weight (and sparkle). So far so good – I’m over half way done, but I’d really like to be 100% done before I release this pattern so that I can include info about how much it took, etc.
And then I did a crazy reckless thing. I saw a tweet from @YarnHarlot looking for something new to knit. And in a very un-Canadian kind of way, I actually responded – how self-promoting. The earth didn’t open up & swallow me whole, but it sure felt strange. And now, of course, I really have to deliver the goods.
Target for the pattern release on Ravelry: on or before Sept 19th (happy birthday to me, arrr). Also look for a fabulous bonus: the very talented Francine (PurpleHaze on Ravelry) has given me some of her lovely shawl pins to give away. Have a look:
My plan is to do a draw for winners from the first 100 people to buy the pattern (with a time limit, just in case). Francine does wonderful work, doesn’t she?
Leave a comment or send me a Ravelry note (to nservant) if you want me to let you know when this goes up.