Thursday, May 11, 2006

In the Center of the Shetland Lace Shawl

It has been a zoo around my house lately so I am just doing a little drive by blogging. Here are a couple pictures of my Shetland Lace Shawl from the Gathering of Lace. I have finished the first edging and border and have begun the center. I feel like I am in the home stretch which, in fact, I am nowhere near because I still have 3 more borders to go. At least I feel like I am making some progress.

There has been some skepticism on the Internet about the "lengthening the edge" technique used by Hazel Carter on this shawl. She says that it is a traditional Shetland technique but other designers don't seem to use it. I have included a picture of my very long border edge. I can't say that I have any opinion about how well this will work as of yet. I am just proceeding with blind faith. Wish my luck!