I am so happy to present Adamas Shawl. It's LACE! (okay, well not laceweight, but close enough for me:) Here is she is posing at Namea's Aloha Yarns.
Pattern: Adamas Shawl, free pattern!
Designer: Miriam L. Felton
Yarn: Cascade Heritage. I used almost all of two skeins. 2 skeins = 874.0 yards (799.2m) of colorway 9931.
Needles: size 6. I started off with bamboo but finished up with Knit Picks Options when I needed a longer cable.
I love the way the pattern made little hearts and I'm thinking they would make a nice cardigan.
(Namea knit the cool red skirt)
I tried out blogless Sandy's blocking system using the interlocking foam mats on my dining room table and her homemade blocking wires. They are made of Radnor Welding Products aluminum welding wires. Apparently they are sold in 3 ft. lengths. The locking mats are great as the pins are easy to stick in. I covered the mats with a sheet. Even with the 25% nylon, the shawl blocked well and became huge!. I'm pretty darned thrilled with this project!!
The yarn is very soft against the skin and a joy to knit with.
I took a class to learn to drill holes in beach glass. It uses a Dremel, drill stand and special flat tipped, diamond dusted drill bits. I took my bigger, not so wonderful pieces of glass to drill, as I was worried about cracking and the pieces are held with fingers while drilled. Now, what to do with the glass? The very green piece of glass is "man-made". I'd like to try making some in my rock tumbler one of these day.