With time to spare I've gotten Asterope off my needles and in the mail, to arrive on time for Mother's Day. I'm quite happy that it made it from my hands to my mother's shoulders. This is another small shawl by Romi Hill from her ebook 7smallshawls.
The sterling silver pin came with the last pin & lace club, but I was happy to give it to my mom with the shawl.
This is a small shawl with attitude. The lace part needs all the concentration you can muster, especially the last chart. I didn't have a problem knitting it thank god, but from reading the trials and tribulations others had, I was happy that I was done with it, and got away without using life lines, and hair pulling.
I loved that the crochet bind off worked out so well. I was afraid I had either not enough stitches, or too many, but not so. Phew!
I've used the lovely Wandering Cat Yarns Twinkle Cat Gold (by the way, it's 10% off during the month of May with the coupon code WCYMAY10) for this shawl in the colorway Sparkling Rose. Needles were 3.75mm, hook 3mm, and it's 21" x 49". Well, it IS a small shawl, but my mom swears it's just right for her. She likes it the way it is.
We had a lovely weekend. The weather on Sunday was sunny and warmer, 16C, and we could sit on the deck and drink tea, and had Buchteln with Vanilla sauce. Denny was hiding under my chair to get out of direct sunlight. He suffers already, compared to the two White ones, who just close their eyes, and enjoy the warm sun.
Since Hannah could not be here, she's sent me this lovely cup for Mother's Day. I love cups, and mugs, and bowls. This one's especially interesting.
I hope you had a wonderful weekend too!