This shawl was knit on some really warm days while basking in the sun. I know I knit some golden hot rays right into it.
My lace knitting fingers must have needed some warming up. My fingers just could not get the hang of the first chart, so of course I knit two more repeats of it. Two extra repeats feeling clumsy and not much like a lace knitter at all. Two extra repeats of a lace chart that is essentially the same knitting on every row. And I just could not burn it into my brain.
My hands settled in for the second and third charts and the rhythm of yarn overs and slip, slip, knits again worked their meditative and soothing spell over me.
The only other modifications I made were a suspended bind off and to replace the nupps with beads. I was just in a beady mood and I'm glad I went for it. Surprising, because I love nupps. I think I may be making up for it now though.
Susan's pattern is excellent, very well written and beautiful. I am so in love with it that, in a very uncharacteristic move for me, it was blocking within minutes of the binding off. That is something for me.
There is one really big problem with this shawl.
Sixty-two. Seriously, over one hundred photos. When I could be knitting the next lace shawl.