|Gifted Helen's Lace, original color|
|Helen's Lace, overdyed with Jaquard Sapphire Blue|
|At this point I usually get "help."|
I stretch and pin and stretch some more until the lace creaks. It's a delightfully creepy sound, and it always rides that line between glee and terror that some thread will snap and all my hard work will be for naught. (Homophones are funny! Work with me here.)
Then I chase the cat out, let the piece dry, and get to my favorite part: pulling out the wires and pins. The shawl just stays where I pinned it, all openwork and flat where hours before there was a curled up, bumpy mess.
|"Rafting on the High Seas," Helen's lace overdye, 920 yards.|
|Mom, THB, Skye (BFF of the bride), and me.|