I've enjoyed stopping by The Princess Diaries periodically to see how they are getting along with the Princess shawl. So far Ted and K. are documenting the things I like most in starting a new project: problem solving and decision making.
Of course, one can not observe something so delectable without whetting one's appetite. However, the Princess is a limited edition and they are all gone.
So, I cruised through the Heirloom Knitting Website and picked out another delicacy for myself: The Wedding Ring Shawl.
Go ahead, click on the picture while you're there. There are 5 different views of the shawl. Also note that the pattern comes with knittable swatches of different yarns and a suggestion to wait until sampling before making a final yarn decision.
How could I resist? I ordered myself a copy, printed the receipt and put it with dh's mail. When I got home from yoga last night, I said, "Thanks for the Valentine's Day present." We'll attribute his blank look to the fact he's facing a root canal tomorrow.
I'm not sure why I've been on such a lace knitting binge lately. Perhaps backlash against chunky, ugly knits? Regardless, I'm looking forward to the arrival of The Wedding Shawl pattern....A sweet little Valentines Day confection.
Now, if I only had such a good idea for dh's Valentine....(perhaps a shot of Jack Daniels for that tooth!)