I'm trying so hard not to be smug and proud of myself. After all neither of those emotions are exactly admirable, and I do try to be admirable.
But I've never completed a shawl in a single week before!
The pattern is "Shoulder Shawl in Cherry Leaf Pattern" from Victorian Lace Today. (Incidentally this is one of my favourite lace knitting books!)
I added two repeats of the pattern to made it both longer and wider - I didn't really want a "shoulder shawl" and even if I had, I'm six feet tall. A shoulder shawl for most people would be a scarf on me! ;-)
I changed the lace edging as well. The border in the pattern was more solid and - triangular, if that makes sense - so I swapped in this one. I really love the airy feel the rows of double yarn-overs gives to the shawl!
The top edge is bound off with a picot finish, another change from the pattern, which wanted me to bind off, then add a crochet picot edging. I didn't want to be bothered with crocheting, so I figured out how to knit it instead! And I think the finished edge is much more lovely and elastic than it would otherwise have been.
I went out this evening after dinner to take a few pictures. I came back in with over fifty! I think I got carried away ;-) I leave you with one last shot and apologies for the picture-heavy post! I just love photographing lace, and the discovery that the flowers in our rock wall are exactly the same shade as my yarn delighted me to no end.
Have a lovely evening!