Saturday, March 14, 2009

All I need now is my Tiara

Well, that and about 5,000 yards of lace/cobweb weight yarn. Oh and lots and lots of time.

This was my final SP13 package. Kerry (my spoiler) said she wanted to "go out with a bang" and boy did she ever!

For those of you that don't know, this pattern is called The Princess Shawl and its from Heirloom knitting. Everything on the website is just breathtaking and I love the historical significance to it all.

Anyway, I have had my eye on this pattern for a long time, but I never bought it.

a) Because the pattern itself is pretty expensive (around $30),


b) I was very intimidated by it. Yes I know I do a lot of lace, but this lovely is considered to be one of the most challenging lace patterns out there.

c) I had a hard time justifying the cost of something I may be too chicken shnit to ever knit.

But even still, I coveted it something fierce. So when asked in the SP questionnaire if there was anything I was dying to get my hands on, I listed it. Never dreaming in a bazillion years that she would actually get it for me!

And trust me, The shawl is even more intimidating then I thought it would be. But damned if I don't want to toss everything aside and start her. So far my will power is holding on, but it most likely will not be long before I get this lovely on my needles.

Thank you Kerry for everything! You really know how to treat a girl.


KSD said...

That's tremendous, but MY final SP package was, I dare say, even better! THANK YOU!!

Anonymous said...

Isn't it wonderful to have someone who realy knows you. I hope you can find the time to make this georgeous shawl. I was just on ravelry and thought of you , the stick figure is you. look at it.