17 November 2007 - 11:24Return
See…I’m still alive.
Lately, I’ve just been knitting and reading like crazy. I’m reading the Harry Potter books for the first time. Yesterday I was out sick, and I ended up reading for 90% of the day. I finished off the last 200 pages of the 5th book, and started on the 6th. I did take a small break to work on my Spring Shawl Surprise swatch, but I will get to that in a minute.
It’s been so long since I posted, I guess I should fill you in on my knitting. My Honeybee Stole is coming along slowly but surely. It amazes me how quickly some knitters can knit really complicated lace shawls, and the truly amazing thing about it is that they usually also have other projects they are working on at the same time. I’ve finished my Orchid Lace Mitts, and am halfway through my Snow on Cedars Mitts. I don’t have any pictures yet of my completed Orchid Mitts, but they are gorgeous. I love them, in fact I’ve already worn them a few times on chilly mornings and once at our local hockey team’s game. I’m having second mitt syndrome with my Snow on Cedars, but I’m determined to finish. It’s nothing to do with the pattern or yarn, its me. I think it’s because I went on a bit of a yarn shopping rampage, and now I want to start working with my new yarn. I just have to ignore the Siren’s call of my new yarn. Ok, so maybe I did end up using some of the new yarn to work on my Spring Shawl Surprise Swatch, but that doesn’t count, because the pattern clues don’t start until January. To be completely honest, I was dying to knit something yesterday, but I was feeling so bad that I was concerned I would mess up anything I worked on. It seemed like the perfect time to work on a swatch….after all it’s just a swatch. Plus, it gave me the perfect excuse to use my brand new Malabrigo Lace yarn (the Siren I couldn’t ignore). I’ve never knit with Malabrigo yarn before, and now that I have, I have no idea how I existed without it. It’s so soft, and the colors are gorgeous. I bought 4 skeins each of two different colors (Vaa and Taureg) because I couldn’t decide which one I wanted to use for my Spring Shawl.
I’m worried that Vaa will end up being too dark, so that’s the one I’m swatching with right now.
Next I will probably do a swatch with Taureg so I can compare and decide which one I like more.
Sorry about the long absence.