Way back in 2011 Oogy and I decided to focus on knitting lace projects. I began this Large Rectangle shawl from Victorian Lace Today by Jane Sowerby, thinking it would be a relatively quick project. I had to leave it languishing for many months because it was not mindless knitting. Even though it is labeled "easy lace" in the book, I found that it required all of my attention, even after doing many repeats of the pattern within a short time. The other thing about lace is that it requires concentration just keeping it on the needles. So, it sat until about a month ago when I decided that I needed a total escape from thinking about work. I found it so therapeutic to pause the incessant internal work narrative and focus just on knitting.
The pattern is a traditional diamond motif with a 12-row knitted-on border.
I used Misti Alpaca Lace in a color I can't remember. It's a moss-like green.