I’ve had quite a busy day today, without nearly enough knitting. Running errands, wrapping Christmas gifts, et cetera.
I even — horror of horrors — cleaned up a bit.
I did do quite a bit of knitting on the Bohus after posting yesterday. A full evening of Bohus knitting — what could be nicer? Here it is in the cold light of day this morning.
It doesn’t look like a while lot of progress, does it? But it is a very time-consuming knit — some rounds have three colors and assorted purl stitches on the right side.
But it is great fun and very satisfying to knit. And what a glorious sweater it will grow up to be!
Here is what Lucy did all day.
Since I’ve not got a lot to say, a question from the comments:
Ann Rose asked:
One question I have, as a semi-newbie lacer is: How do you determine how much variegation a lace pattern can take? Do you swatch up and judge (hoping you bought enough yarn for whatever pattern eventually fits), or does experience with a wide variety of patterns and yarns over the years develop an instinct? I’m marinating some rainbow Koigu in my stash, and have swatched a few lace patterns, but everything looks too busy.
The busier the variegation, the simpler the lace pattern should be. A simple all-over lace pattern, like the Flower Basket Shawl, the Leaf Lace Shawl, or the Forest Canopy Shawl is best for busier variegation. It’s always a good idea to swatch, as you won’t really know until you do, eh?
Because I mentioned it yesterday, here’s a photo of my order from The Loopy Ewe, which I just got.
Yarn Pirate sock yarn! Soak wool wash!
And since I don’t have much in the way of content today (did I mention that?), here’s a peak at my knitting spot.
Clockwise, from bottom left you see my cup of Diet Coke, my spot on the couch, the Bohus in progress (with pattern) the phone for talking to L-B, the tv remote on the coffee table for watching DVDs of Brideshead Revisted, and the laptop for checking the Heifer total (woot!) blog-browsing, and emailing Rabbitch.
Life is good, ya know?