I am so enjoying knitting this and I am so thrilled to have the opportunity to test knit Laura's lovely South Seas Stole. Each pattern section is so different from the next and quite different from other lace patterns I've knitted I have to knit a bit more to see how it'll look and then I have to get to the next section..... it's very difficult to stop.
This is part of the edging attached to two different pattern sections - Purl Shell and Shell Lace patterns.
This is the first corner and Sea Foam pattern
Out of the blue in the middle of our last Summer holiday Kate asked me if I thought she could do some knitting. This is dd2 who hasn't picked up any knitting needles since she was ten or eleven and hasn't shown any interest at all in my knitting so this came as quite a surprise. But not quite as surprising as her seven year old son's response. He pleaded with her not to learn saying it would change their lives and who would cook their meals....now where has he got the idea that knitting is so time consuming I wonder.??
The next day he asked if he was old enough to learn to knit too!!
They are both firm converts now each with expensive taste in needles and having started with nice yarn - I gave her some Knitwitches DK Cashmere for a scarf - want to carry on that way.
Kate has now got a small group of her friends all who now want her to teach them how to do it and they are having regular knit-togethers. It's lovely having a family member interested in my obsessive hobby.