Monday, June 20, 2005

The start of my Flower Basket Shawl. I'm using some silk/merino that I handpainted. The pattern calls for double stranded alpaca, but I had this stuff laying around so there you go. I cast on for the FBS Saturday and had a heck of a time figuring out the strange crocheted cast on. Then I did all of the first chart and made a huge mistake at the very beginning of the second chart. So I ended up ripping out everything and starting over. This is the second try.

I am really liking the way this looks so far. Becky had some great tips for getting started with the FBS and keeping track of the repeats. I found her advice was wonderful for figuring out the weird crocheted cast on.


marirob said...

Very pretty yarn! I haven't even attempted to make a lace shawl yet so I'm always in awe when I see them being made. Can't wait to see it completed!

Christie said...

Purty colors!

Kristi said...

That is loverly. :)

Elayne said...

Your yarn is gorgeous...great paint job.
Don't feel bad about the starting over with the shawl, I frogged it at least three times before that pattern made any sense to me.

If I were to do another I would work a couple more repeats of the pattern as it came out smaller than expected.

Good luck.