While I have left my Evenstar shawl sitting in a corner unfinished during the last month or two, I did manage to finish a related handsome bit of lace named after a handsome bit of elf. It's the Legolas Kerchief by Susan Pandorf. I went from hating it after a first attempt at blocking it, having let the shawl boss me around. When I took charge and showed him no mercy in a second blocking, he conformed to a wearable shape, and I'm delighted with the resulting lace. During a quick photo shoot before running to work, I was able to catch some nice light that reminds me of the golden ambience of Lothlorien. My leafy kerchief is worked in an olive-y shade of Araucania Nature Wool, but these pictures could have been taken when Legolas joined the fellowship in visiting Galadriel's magical wood.
This was one of those really satisfying--albeit small--lace projects that left me invigorated after the magic of blocking took place. I wet-blocked it and gave it a healthy dose of steam from my iron, for good measure. Aah, lace. It's like...crack. There was a time I would have not thought I'd ever say that, and it wasn't so terribly long ago.