I’ve been working very slowly on Madli’s Shawl from the summer Interweave Knits 2004. This is a merino laceweight from Skakel that’s actually pretty easy to work with. I’ve had the pattern marked since Fall ’04 when I did the Fair Isle Bag class but never had the nerve to try lace. With the Flower Basket Shawl under my belt though I felt ready to give it a shot. It’s a long rectangular shawl with a border on each end, this is the first border and I’m ready to start the center pattern repeats now. I have to do 31 of those and then make another border separately and graft the two together. It’s been slow to work on since it really requires concentration but I’m hoping it’ll get easier once I get into the first few repeats and my hands know what they are doing.
My right arm is quite sore after three mornings in the library sorting out the fiction shelves. Two more days of that to go. Hopefully that’ll make Mrs. Weaver’s closing for the summer a little easier. I made it to letter P yesterday and should manage to finish fiction for her by tomorrow.