We have a pattern: The Aran weight Victorian Lace Shawl, freely available on the Elann site.
We have the yarn: Elann Sierra Aran in Russet.
We have needles: alot of them (this counts as a stash confession! Note: double points not included!):
And (drumroll, please!) we have knitting:
Sadly we also have the agony of defeat....there was an error. Not a fatal error, but an error. I frogged. Alas...
We have recovery: Yippy!! I will not be defeated by wooly string and a long metal needle!! NOT! I have successfully completed the first pattern section of English mesh lace. I'm about to advance to a size 9 needle and commence the Horseshoe lace pattern. My friend, Elann shopping partner, and for these two weeks "coach", Tanya, was an incredible help to me Friday night. Without her I would still be in the fetal position with this pattern. Not only that, we had the rare opportunity to hang out for a bit at the local coffee shop Saturday afternoon, and knit on our projects! "Hi" Tanya!!
Fellow Olympians--Knit on!!!