so, for those who don't already know...my secret lace-knitting was for my aunt, Loris.
It was her birthday last weekend (Sunday) and this was cast off Friday!! blocking ensured, and I was able to deliver the finished item to her Sunday....
It suits her so much, don't you think? I was so pleased that, despite warmish weather, she wore it all afternoon, and it matched her outfit *perfectly*, thus validating my choice of yarn as "very-Loris"
happy Birthday, my darling aunt. you have nurtured and inspired me for 40 years, and I love you xx