As a preface to this post - I reviewed back a day and didn't see this posted and Mods, if you deem this inappropriate, please by all means delete it.
If you are irked at all about the SewFast SewEasy debacle, please read on!( Collapse )
So this post isn't completely preachy, here's a question. If I am a bridesmaid a wedding in April, and I was thinking of knitting a lacy shawl (we got shawls with our dresses, but I think I'd prefer to make one). I don't want a triangular one - I think a long rectangle would be better. I would consider myself a higher level intermediate knitter (I've made the Rogue sweater - as an example of skill level, but I haven't made much in terms of lace) So my questions are these:
1. Do I have time? (I knit at most one hour per day on weekdays, more on weekends if I don't have other plans)
2. Can you recommend a relatively inexpensive lace weight yarn to use? Preferably something that comes in a red wine type color.
3. Can anyone recommend either a free or cheap pattern that's available online? I'll Google of course, but I wanted to see if anyone had a favorite.
EDIT: Explanation of the source of the CafePress shop is in the comments.