The lace has its own work bag,and its usually buried under other yarns. The new shelves mean there is more organization to the stash. So it was right handy when I was looking for something to take to work with me.
It was lovely weather here, so I went down to the park to work on it, and I found lace is the perfect park project. Can't lose needles, the grass isn't long. There are very few people around so concentration is not a problem, and since I can only work on the lace for a short time before I start making serious errors, it was the perfect timekeeper project. I had a little problem working on simple socks in the park. I had a tendency to stay out for longer than an hour.
I wish I could get good pictures of this work, but it's not possible without pins.
Park tables are pin resistant. My lovely lace is just a pile of fuzz. It actually struck me, that its exactly the right length for a Barbie skirt and it has just the right sort of drape. It would be a criminal wast though to use it just for a toy.
I will console myself by showing you my little trick. I've used the doubled over elastic to make an end on these small dpns since I started the project, and all along I have worried about stitches slipping off. It finally occurred to me yesterday that all I had to do was go back through the elastic.
Some days I'm just a little slower than others. Its amazing I can make it through the day.