for the curious, here are some pictures of my Gothic Leaf Stole in progress:
a rather unimaginative shot, taken this morning in bright sunlight. just ignore that and check out how the lace pattern is shaping up. i cannot stress how much i love this yarn (Rowanspun 4 ply in Sludge--such a Nigella-esque name!) or how much i love this large-motif lace. somehow working a rectangular piece of lacy fabric is more relaxed and relaxing than an ever-growing shawl (which is never a garment to be taken too lightly.) i find my sleepy brain longing for the satisfaction of experiencing another row of neatly ordered, well-spaced holes.
here's the stole in front of the window, so that the pattern might be better visible. i know i'm not going to get a good look at the true nature of the stole until it's happily blocked, but this is a hint of things to come.