A couple of months ago I remember making a remark to my roommate on the Sea Sock Cruise that I hated lace! I told her "I don't like the way it looks it's seems silly and it reminds me of old ladies doilies. After all I'm not an old lady and I don't like doilies!"
Kathy just looked at me with why are you carrying on about lace? So ok then I'm not going to force you to knit lace!
Then all of a sudden I started looking at lace things and they somehow did not look like doilies anymore! As we were wondering around in yarn shops during this expedition I was determined not to buy anything new. My stash at home is huge and I am traveling and don't have much room etc.
But this one hank of yarn got me, the colors were beautiful and suddenly I was standing next to the cash register buying more yarn! And look at all those colors now how could I resist!
Here I am wearing my new "mohair" lace yarn to the cocktail party smiling happily with Mary Jane!
When I got home I started looking at more and more lace things bought a book, but those charts!
The one stitch that totally stumped me was Sl2tog-k1-p2sso so I had to abandon the simplest project the "easy" one!
Oh well I'm going to have to consult with an expert for this one, so I improvised and used a crochet stitch my friend Beverly showed me. She calls it a "no brainer" blanket stitch. But I'm not big on making blankets so I made a "lace" shawl... I must confess for me sometimes this no brainer took some brains!
The yarn is Rowan Kid Mohair so far 5 balls and I may need more...I think it needs to be bigger so I'm still working on it but here is the progress.