One of the side benefits of a yarn dyeing business is that sometimes, some very lovely yarn turns out not absolutely perfect. Not so much as to be unattractive, just not quite up to the standard for saleability. And then I am of course, obliged to keep it for personal use.
As the red ribbon lace scarf was nearing the end (no, I still haven't tackled blocking it), I decided that I rather liked having an easy lace project on the needles. I'm not an expert lace knitter, so easy for me needs to be really easy - no squinting at charts and messing about with lifelines. I decided to try a Pi shawl and toss in a few simple motifs as the mood struck:
So far, so good, I think. Now for the confession. I began with a, um... head sized hole in the middle of the circle. Which means that one could technically call this a poncho. Now I am painfully aware that present day fashion has deemed it to be the most uberly uncool garment that one could possibly commit to the needles.... but I want to make it nevertheless, because I have a vision that excites me. So I will be referring to it as buttonless cape. Or something. There will also be a custom designed shawl pin.