Completing a Collection is always a bittersweet time. The end of a theme that is always enjoyable and can usually go on with inspiration flowing and new patterns forming in my mind but also it is the start of a new thread of thought and exploration; the start of a new Collection!
Fresh off my needles is Rum and Cola; the first pattern in my new Collection - Boos for Beginners. I know, I just couldn't help myself or resist the play on names. This will be a Collection of patterns that will be aimed at anyone who would love to knit lace shawls but is a little timid, unsure or scared witless! There will be six shawls starting with something really simple with each pattern getting progressively more ambitious. None of the shawls will be boring, none will be too simple for those with more experience but might be wonderful projects for watching television, travelling, holiday knitting or to buy for those non-shawl knitting friends who you know would just love it if they tried.
This simple lace shawl has a beaded body and a small lace border with a pretty picot bind off. I know it will be one of my favourite shawls to wear - goes with everything and is one of those patterns that will look wonderful in a variegated skein.
The Boos for Beginners Collection will be available on Ravelry at the end of the July.
Sad but true. This shawl was named Cuba Libre but I had to change the name due to it being considered a political statement rather than just the name of a pretty shawl or rather lovely drink. Rum and Cola doesn't have the same ring but never mind - international crisis overted!