What happens when you give a perfectly normal cat this?
THIS!! (Click on the link for a pop-up window.)
Lucy says thank you to Greta and Carson who sent her the wonderfully potent organic catnip. She has had a very nice weekend, to say the least.
And she is now napping you-know-where:
Peacock Feathers Update
I’ve embarked on the last chart, which is about 26 rows long. So in a few days I ought to be ready to attempt the crochet chain cast-off, for I did indeed decide to give that a try and see how it looks.
So . . . what’s next in the lace lineup?
I had planned to make the Inky Dinky Spider Stole next, but I’ve changed my mind, because I received this in the mail yesterday:
The pattern for the Shetland Garden Faroese Shawl, from Sivia Harding Knit Design.
I’ve not ever knitted a Faroese shawl because I’d never seen a pattern that really grabbed me. I do own a book of Faroese shawl patterns but have never felt compelled to knit any of them. They are very pretty, but none were “just right.”
But a Faroese shawl with shetland lace motifs is just exactly my cup of tea! So I’m dying to dig in. The pattern is very clearly written, with nice big charts, and I think it’ll be great fun.
Now . . . which yarn to use?
I think I’ve decided on this:
This is yarn bought from eBay seller Over the Rainbow Yarns. I’ve got 1500 yards of this slightly variegated olive, and the shawl takes about 1100 yards, so I’ll be good to go!
It’s supposed to be relentlessly hot here in the D.C. area over the next few days. Stay cool by knitting some lace!