Oh, My, Gosh!!!!!!! It's Magic - it's LACE!!!!!!!
Now I understand WHY we knit lace.
As it comes off the needles and falls away it becomes this floaty, ethereal creation... I can hardly bring words to it.
Eleven months -worth it -e v e r y s t i t c h -all 1872 bound off stitches in the final row.
I've dropped stitches and tinked back, and in the LAST SIX ROWS, I had to tink, TINK, mind you, NOT rip, TINK back 3/4ths of 624 stitches because I didn't read the right row. DUHHHHHH. I've spent all my four days off on the last 6 rows! After ELEVEN months, you'd think I could read the last 6 rows correctly. Nope, nope, nope.
Less than 200 stitches to go!
Close-up of Picot edging.
Shawl on couch -I didn't realize it would stretch so much.
It's so soft and light, but warm! Just right for my freezing office. Server room, cool away. I laugh at you now...!