At long last, this pattern is published and available as a Classic Elite Yarns Web-Letter freebie. This little gem happened a few months ago (I say happened but I really mean that I spent a week scrutinizing every lace pattern in my Barbara Walker library to get it just right).
As I said in the Web-Letter, I am in love with this yarn. Unfortunately, February isn't Soft Linen's peak season and the pattern had to ripen. This is a big personal milestone, as it is my first professionally published pattern. So, celebrate with me and cast on!
In other news, the seedlings I mentioned in the Web-Letter are doing great:
Those are green bell peppers and jack-o-lantern pumpkins, sown about three weeks ago on the same afternoon. I also have cayenne peppers and and basil seedlings just beginning to show.
I'm upgrading to an apartment with a backyard on the first and I can't hardly wait to get my plants in the ground. In the meantime, I'm finishing up another myMegMarieknits hat pattern. Here's a little hint for now:
After playing with lace since I discovered the beauty of lace shawls while home for Christmas, I have finally pried myself away from the the charts. Lately I've been rediscovering how beautiful garter stitch is, especially when paired with the right yarn. I seem to have found it in the wrong season, but Fresco is lovely.