I know, I know. I have been bad. I could use the excuse that Ravelry has sucked all my time from updating my blog but that isn’t exactly true. I have sat here a number of times staring blankly at the screen trying to come up with something else to do online and blogging wasn’t on my mind I guess!
I had been working on a few different things. I finished mom’s Blush socks for Mother’s Day as well as a pair of Jaywalkers for her. She loved them! After they were finished I had a bit of that lost feeling about what to work on next. I grabbed the BSJ for my class I am teaching at Knit & Pearl. Got through most of it and got bored.
Tracy gave me the inspiration for a new project and I finally couldn’t resist casting on.
The yarn is amazing to work with; smooth, soft, doesn’t split or catch on the needles or my rough forefinger. The pattern works up rather quickly as well. Of course, it’s a Rowan pattern so it’s well written with just enough details so you’re not left questioning anything.
I have the back finished and about 1/3 of the front done. My goal is to be done with it by the start of the Goddess Knits Anniversary Shawl Knit-along on June 14th (found here as a yahoo group, signups close soon).
I am not sure what yarn I want to use for the Anniversary shawl. I need 1250 yards. I have a number of laceweight yarns in my stash with enough yardage. I just have to decide what color I want, if I want it silky or woolly and how lightweight I want the finished fabric to be. I seriously am confounded when I try to decide.
Other than that there isn’t much else going on around here. The usual end of school craziness, kids being kids, etc. I have been doing a lot of micro organizing; catch-all drawers & boxes that end up with a mixture of tools, office supplies, paper goods, knitting and sewing accessories. Closets are next. I love cleaning out, throwing away what can’t be passed on to goodwill. Ah, springtime is so freeing!