We are having a lazy weekend here at Wendyknits.
The weather is extreme — there is a heat advisory because the combined heat and humidity make for a very uncomfortable mix. At night we’re having dramatic thunderstorms and flash flooding.
Lucy has retreated to her kitty bed in the cool of the a/c.
“Huh, what? You’re taking another picture?”
And I’m working on my Shetland Garden shawl, equally thankful for the a/c.
As it doesn’t look like much on the needles, I’ve attempted to spread it out and photograph separate lace motifs.
How do you SSK on the wrong (purl) side?
I believe that “purl 2 together” matches “SSK” and “purl 2 together through back loops” matches “knit 2 together.”
Can you recommend an easy [lace] starter pattern?
I think something with the same all-over pattern would be easiest — and perhaps knitted in a heavier than laceweight yarn. Try the Fiber Trends Flower Basket or Leaf Lace shawl — I believe both of them have options for using heavier than laceweight yarn.
What do your co-workers think seeing shawls hanging on your cubicle wall?
I actually didn’t leave the shawl pinned to the cubicle wall (and the cubicle was an empty one — I don’t have a wall like that). My coworkers already think I’m nuts — no point in proving it to them further.