The last weekend was a bit of a downer for me – knitting wise. I had a couple of knitting crisis’ and went into a bit of a sulk. I did manage to paint my Leaf and Point Stole, but after that, the weekend was a bit of bust – I read two books instead.
Crisis 1) I am still waiting to the Vogue Knitting Early Fall Edition. Between being on the Island and the West Coast and the postal strike – it is taking fore-ever to get here. I swung between being high and excited and frustrated all at the same time. This is now done. I am only excited and waiting. My normal optimistic self is reasserting itself!
Crisis 2) The Modern Guernsey is on hold for the moment while I get over ripping back over half of what I had done. I was well into the waist area when I realized that the back had 30 more stitches than the front! I was not happy. I obviously couldn’t count when I started the back!
Crisis 3) I am out of undyed, knitted, lace for painting!
How did I cure my sulk? A little retail therapy and a little project to knit for that feeling of success necessary to keep us going! The project – the tea-cosy that my son has been waiting fore-ever for. He was over for dinner on Sunday and approved the colours and design. For some reason he wasn’t into the floral embellishments that I like. The cozy is well underway and I am about to start the shaping for the crown. It should be finished tonight. It is a small cozy, only a 3-cupper and is not taking long to knit!
The retail therapy – Lorna’s Laces Honor hand-dyed heaven. I want to knit my Leaf and Point Lacy Scarf in a regular hand-dye and this looks like it will do the job well!
The next hand painted project is in the planning stages. I have some yarn left over from my Shetland Christening Shawl, a sample from the Shetland lace Retreat. It was knit with Diamond Yarn Luxury Collection Cashmere/Silk.
This yarn is undyed and gorgeous to work with. I have about 1.75 balls left over from my project. Once I choose the stitch and shaping – the shaping will suggest itself from the stitch – I will be able to start!