FO: Sparkly Little Leaves shawl
This shawl had the longest cast-on I have ever done, 331 stitches, compounded by accidentally casting on an extra fifty stitches. I learned a new stretchy cast on (YouTube link) for this project that I'm going to keep using.
Pattern: Little Leaves (Ravelry link)
Yarn: Miss Babs Yet laceweight
Needles: US7 circular
Duration: 29th June to 19 July 2010
Ravelry project: Sparkly Little Leaves
I modified the border by switching to seed stitch near the end, adding a few extra short rows, and adding some rows after all the edge stitches were worked in. Most of the short rows were done at knitting morning in Borders, on what was apparently "appreciate the knit" day. Two separate women came up and glowed about our projects and wanted to see them all, and one older man walked past with a huge smile, then came back and said "It's great to see the younger generation taking up knitting." He must have some happy memories of knitting.
The shawl needed vicious blocking to bring out the points and lace pattern, and it was too big to fit on the yoga mat. This one required the spare bed in the basement. It's not totally even, but I think this will work.