Thursday, April 26, 2007

Are you there?

I know I sort of fell off the planet, blog-wise, the past couple weeks. I'm sorry. School's been picking up, so I've been a bit busier, and the weather last weekend was completely lovely, so I spent all weekend outside, instead of blogging.

Let's see, where did I leave off? Oh, yes, I was working on the black ribbed scarf.

I got it finished and wove in all the ends. It's a wonderfully soft scarf in colors I love, but I won't be keeping it. I started it before I knew I had any preferences in scarf thickness and width, and it's rather wider than I'd like to wear. So I'll most likely be donating it this winter.

Nearly two weeks ago, when I went down to D.C., I did make it to a yarn shop. I bought some Addi Natura needles (for lace knitting) and two balls of Mission Falls 1824 wool in a purple that, ironically, is very nearly the same shade as my luggage. On the drive back up from D.C. I started squares for a mitered blanket.

The garter stitch is fantastically mindless, and the squares are delightfully soft and scrunchy. Each square takes maybe three-quarters of a ball, and I've got four of five balls on hand, so I should be okay for a little while. I've got color cards coming in the mail so that I can make some real color choices (instead of buying the only two balls that weren't cream or gray).

In the meantime (and in a minor fit of startitis), I've also cast on this:

It's the Print O' the Wave stole in Kidsilk Haze. So far, I'm enjoying the challenge of knitting lace in actual lace weight. It was also good fun to learn the provisional cast on (a new technique for me).

I'm still planning to start some more socks in the near future. I've still been plugging away (slowly) at the Bayerische Socken, but I want to work on something brighter - springier even. Perhaps next time there'll be new socks on the needles to introduce to the blog...


Lynne said...

Welcome back! Missed you. Very glad to know that you weren't mired in the blahs the entire time. You didn't strike me as the type, ya know?

Isn't lace fun?

Lorraine said...

I like the color of your Kidsilk- what is it?