Between coats of touch-up paint on one of the Old Girls' apartments, I have started the picot bind off of this shawl... I cannot say this one has been pure pleasure. My old eyes strain to see this yarn and my clumsy fingers struggle to control it. Backing up if you make a mistake... well, the best advice is not to mess up. I have found mohair and silk to be most unforgiving in the reverse mode.
The pattern is Cloud Illusions by Boo Knits. I do love Boo Knit patterns!! The yarn is Debbie Bliss: Angel, a mohair and silk combination. Maybe not so much love... but, could be one of those things that after the pain of getting it done is past, I will be so happy with the outcome I that I forget the struggle. The jury is still out on my opinion of this yarn.
It is as light as air... the breath of an angel... there is a long way left to go on the bind off!! Whew!! In from painting for the day and about to hit the shower and then get to work a little more on the picot. It obviously has not been blocked yet and I always look forward to seeing the transformation that blocking brings to lacework. More to come...
I cannot begin to tell you how blessed I feel by the words of encouragement and the sharing of your stories on my previous posts in your comments and your e-mails... Indeed, I know women who fill the bill for beautiful in Elizabeth Kubler-Ross's words. Absolutely beautiful women... inside and out. Thank you each and every one.
blessings ~ tanna