Mini-Shawl #2, I Will Finish You Before You Finish Me

This lace edging is not going quickly, and I am relatively certain I am not following the edging part of the pattern correctly at all. After several starts and ripping back, I could just not make the pattern in the book work at all. So I made up something that works the way the edging is supposed to work and looks kind of like the example picture. But you know, I get the gist of the construction method, and it looks good enough for a sample/Dolores accessory. So I’m finishing the top edge in the same incorrect lace edging pattern, blocking it, and calling it good!

17 thoughts on “Mini-Shawl #2, I Will Finish You Before You Finish Me

      1. I have one my mother made around 1930 for her back door window. I framed it and it’s in my dining room. It’s beautiful. She also did a lot of tatting on handkerchiefs. She didn’t do any knitting that I remember but she told me that growing up, they didn’t have much so if she needed a sweater, they bought her wool to make her own.

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      2. I think a lot of people could do pretty much all the crafts, but settled into one or two they liked best when they could afford to. My maternal grandmother did pretty much everything, but liked knitting best.

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  1. This post title is one of my favorites of all time. I’ve felt the same way about a project many times before. I think it looks great, and would not have known you were making up the edging. I hope Delores loves it.

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    1. Thank you! I was afraid I was being a little dramatic, but it really does feel that way sometimes πŸ™‚ It is turning out OK, even though it is totally cobbled together nonsense. Fake it ’til you make it!


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