I know that I have MS3 going right now, but I’ve been craving another lace project to work on. MS3 has clues that are released only 100 rows at a time (50 pattern, 50 return), so I’m limited in how much time I can spend on it. I’m finding that socks don’t really hold my interest right now, but I can dig into a good lace project and work on it whenever I feel the urge. I’ve also got a goodly stash of laceweight yarns here to work with. I want to use one that I am not going to be upset about messing up. I decided to use some Knitpicks Shadow that I have with no real specific project in mind (it did have a project, but I changed my mind).
I have been wanting to make a shawl that can travel with me. It will be my workhorse shawl for cool planes, a quick pillow, a snuggly wrap, etc. I want this shawl to be square, so I can use it for many uses, but still be able to fold it into a small space and carry it in my carry-on baggage. Enter the Box Lace Shawl from Folk Shawls. The pattern is very easy to memorize, and the shawl is 25 repeats long. I should be able to finish it in the next month if I make it a goal to finish one repeat per day, at least. I know myself, so I’m pretty certain that it won’t take the whole month to finish.
Then it can go with me on my trip home. I can’t wait! It will be my first time back in the States since last May, my first trip to an LYS with more than just some Regia and Wolle Rodel yarn, my first Stitches East.
As I said, I can’t wait!