All I Ever Wanted

Today marks the official start of a long awaited (and I like to think well deserved!) vacation. It's the longest break I've had from work since my maternity leave!We're staying home, so I have big plans for cleaning house, decorating for the holidays, and relaxing with Iris and Bob. Oh, and knitting, spinning, and sewing. Speaking of knitting:

Laceleaf4

Laceleaf5

Halfway through repeat nine. I know I said I was going to stop at 13, but now I'm thinking maybe 16 would be better. I want it to be dramatically large, which for a person of my size is no small feat! According to the chart in Knitting Lace Triangles, 13 repeats should yield me a shawl that is roughly 6 feet (1.82 meters) along the upper edge, and about three feet (.91 meters) from top to the bottom point. Which is just right, I think. But I think maybe I'm getting a smaller gauge than the book. It's hard to tell, with the lace all squished up. I guess I'll just keep doing repeats until I'm feeling deeply murderous. Decisions, decisions.

Iris would probably prefer that I quit the shawl now and keep sewing. The blanket will likely benefit her more in the long run. And the scrap are more fun to play with!
Scraps
Scraps2

Scraps3

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