Isn't it lovely? A quick Forest Canopy shawl in Hand Maiden Lace Silk shade Rainforest. The colour should have more emeraldy tones than shows on my monitor - I think this second photo is a more accurate colour.
And here is a close up of the pattern.
This pattern is very easy and quick. This one was a bit smaller than the first I made but is still an ok size for a shoulder shawl - it blocked to 46" x 21" and used about 45 gm of wool.
Edited to add: I later decided this was too small and added 5 more repeats to give a new blocked size 70" x 32"
Now for something completely different.....
I used 2 x 100g hanks of Colinette Giotto on 8mm needles in shade Castagna. I made it about 2" longer than the pattern.
And I'm thoroughly enjoying knitting this sock from Dipsy although I have superimposed my own sock method Dipsy, I hope you don't mind. The lace and cable pattern looks lovely in this Hipknits Cashmere, I couldn't wait to finish it before taking a photo.
And for my "own" sock pattern......the lace pattern I chose to use is the same as the lace on Karen Baumer's Simply Lovely Lace Socks in Interweave Knits Spring 2006 except she uses Knit through back of stitch where I have used just plain knit. The sock construction however, is completely different.
It was a long time ago when I first started making socks that I chose the lace pattern (one of the simplest I could find) from Traditional Knitting Patterns by James Norbury although he uses through the back of stitch as well.....I must have always overlooked this in all my previous workings.