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Since February, I’ve been working on a major lace shawl, intended for entry into the Royal Perth Show. The pattern is the Back To The Garden shawl, by Andrea Jurgrau. There were some trials and one false start (and let’s face it, quite a lot of technical lace-knitting help from the inimitable and ever helpful Frog) but today…today I cast off. And blocked (coz there’s nothing quite like striking while the iron’s hot, eh?)

Before blocking, it looked like this:

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And after blocking…

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The yarn is from The Gossamer Web, where Fleegle was amazingly helpful and competent and professional when I asked her to dye some of her Firebird base for me. It’s wonderful to knit with, and her needles, which I used for this project as well, are a sheer delight to use. If you’re after lace yarn or needles, go no further. She’s wonderful.

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