Since I finished the Pacific Northwest shawl I’ve had no lace on the needles at all, and it has been all about the pink socks. But this past weekend I finally decided that enough was enough, and I rummaged through my stash of laceweight and pulled out two skeins of Knit Picks Alpaca Cloud, in Stream that I bought a few years back. I also browsed through my hefty collection of lace patterns and eventually decided that the color and weight would be perfect for the Print of the Wave Stole, so Sunday afternoon I cast on for this (opens a pdf).
It took a few pattern repeats before I got the hang of it, but now that I’ve got the center panel sections memorized, it’s going pretty quickly. I took it to Knitting at the Library last night and managed to get through a few more pattern repeats, despite it being a noisy group setting (most lace I wouldn’t take to group knitting, but this one’s simple enough that I don’t have to give it my full concentration).
The plan is to have it completed before the 20th, because that is the last day to submit pictures for the final challenge of Amazing Lace, and if I am going to wheedle my very patient husband out onto the roof to drape lace around a stone dragon, the least I can do is make sure I’ve got pretty new lace to drape.