Down the garden path

I tried to bring these peonies inside, but they turned out to be full of ants. When are peonies not full of ants? There must be some trick to getting rid of them.

In any case, in my current project, I've decided to mix and match the Shetland bead lace border featured in the Rock Island Shawl with the leaf lace centre from earlier efforts. I'm not sure about the edging yet. I might use the wave lace from the Rock Island or maybe the wave lace from Heirloom Knitting. I think they're related.

You can see my new pink knitting below. I start at the top, unlike Rock Island which starts with the edging. These pictures were taken this morning. By now I have finished the leaf lace and garter stitch transition and I'm about to embark on the bead lace. I'm doing it in reverse, increasing at the sides and centre as I knit, rather than decreasing as in Rock Island. I'm not quite sure how it's going to work.


Helen said…
I sort of wish you hadn't told us that the peonies are full of ants. Nice shawl though :)
Mary Lou said…
I always wonder when I see photos of peonies in someone's house. I have never been able to get rid of the ants. Unless I cut the blossom and float it in some water. The ants are there, they just drown.

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