Yesterday I taught a class on the fine points of knitting the Swallowtail Shawl.
This is the first lace shawl I ever knit. In fact, it was the first lace knitting of any kind I ever did. There were a lot of things that I needed coaching for that I had to figure out on my own. I ultimately incorporated many of those things into my teaching. Techniques like: a slipped stitch edge, easy ways to make 'nupps', how to read the lace that has already been knitted, lifelines, adding beads as you go, etc.
Then I knit another (this one with beads) for display at Myrtle Station Wool to promote my classes.
After my first Swallowtail Shawl, I discovered Evelyn A. Clark's "Shetland Triangle". I knit that one with Classic Elite Silky Alpaca Lace and tiny silver-lined pink beads.
Myrtle Station Wool proprietor, showed me the new Regia sock yarn pattern book "Classic Styles" No. 611 and I LOVED the lacy shawl on the cover. The pattern is so new, it's not even on Ravelry yet.
The Regia patterns are translated from German into English so do not necessarily use our customary knitting phraseology and the charts use completely different symbols, but once I actually sat down and read through the pattern, I was able to interpret the instructions pretty well. I would not, however, recommend Regia patterns for inexperienced knitters.
In non-knitting news ... this morning, Skip and I went to see "The Town" at the movies. It was fairly good. I'd give it about an 8 out of 10. Skip and Scooter's favourite movie rating website, Rotten Tomatoes, gave it a 94%!!! Did you know it only costs $6 to go to the movies at the AMC theatres before noon? We love getting a deal.