The Flower Basket shawl...
This is my first real lace project. It was easier than I thought - thanks Beth
for the encouragement! - and it's incredibly soft and beautiful. I keep looking at it and I can't believe I actually made that. I went a little crazy earlier today, and it went like this:
- I need another lace project.
- Maybe I should knit Birch
- You know, what I really want to knit is Wrapped in Tradition
. It's not any bigger than Birch, right?
I was only stopped by the fact that of the two LYSs, one doesn't carry Douceur et Soie, and the other was closed. Still, maybe I need to put in an order for something online...
Meanwhile, I swore that as soon as I had my #7 32" Addi circs back from the shawl, I was going to work out the size and pattern modifications for Paloma
and cast on (only 2 1/2 years after buying the yarn). So I started winding the yarn, and discovered that the red, pink, and purple skeins were shedding a fine red grit all over my desk. Sigh. I don't know if the natural dyes are doing something weird after sitting for too long, or if they weren't rinsed enough after dyeing, or what. I gave them a thorough soak in Eucalan and several rinses, so hopefully that'll do the trick.
I learned yesterday that the fantastic thing about Magic Loop is that you can knit a sock on New Jersey Transit and not have to worry about dropping one of your DPNs under the seats and never seeing it again (or not wanting to retrieve it - ugh). I think I'm a convert. And I'm about to start on the toe of the first sock! So many projects, so many other projects...