I really loved the pics that AKQGuy posted of his design, so it inspired
me to try lace knitting for the first time. I downloaded the Kelp Grove
pattern from his blog.
My mother-in-law-if-we-were-allowed-to-get-married said she is sensitive to wool so I picked up some Drops Lin 100% linen yarn at the Nordic Mart in San Luis Obispo, California (love that place!) I posted some progress photos so you can see the interesting texture of the yarn. It wasn't the easiest to work with, and the scarf looked like a knotted mess as I was knitting it. But the piece was transformed by blocking and I'm quite proud of it.
The final product was photographed at the amazing Sundial Bridge in Redding, California (a Calatrava design), spanning the Sacramento River.
When I gave mom-in-law the scarf she tried hard to seem excited but I could tell she was having trouble envisioning it around her neck. *sigh* oh well. I wish there were an acceptable way to say 'let me give it to someone who will love it.. I'll knit you something else'.