It was back to work today, after a very fun weekend. Sunday afternoon found us at a lovely brunch at Clyde’s, to celebrate my mom’s birthday. The KOARC took a set of very good photos, which you can find on Flickr, here.
Today I had an all-day meeting. Well, more than all day — I got home two hours late from work. (Lucy was not amused.) A far cry from what I was doing Sunday: drinking Dom Perignon and eating incredibly delicious crabcakes. Ah well, life goes on.
Thanks for all the lovely comments on the short-sleeve cardi. I really am quite delighted with it, in spite of the pattern anomalies.
So much so that it crossed my mind to work up a long-sleeve version of it for winter wear. I’ll have to file that away in the back of my brain for future reference.
About the lack of shaping in the front pieces, Sylvia had a good point:
I was thinking the stretch of the lacy portion may compensate for the absence of the increases after the ribbing?
That crossed my mind as well. The back above the ribbing is stockinette stitch, while the front is a lace pattern which is indeed more stretchy. But I went ahead and worked the increases anyway. My thinking was that I am larger across the front than across the back (hello — boobage) so it certainly wouldn’t hurt to have that extra inch across the widest front of the sweater. So I increased to match the back, and I am pleased with the results.
What’s the New Project?
On Friday night I started flipping through lace patterns, trying to find one that jumped out at me. This one did.
So I started digging around in my stash. I unearthed this lovely silk that I bought almost exactly a year ago, at the Yarn Lounge in Richmond, Virginia, when I was there for a book signing.
It is Halcyon Yarn Gemstone Silk in Fuchsia. It’s sportweight, 100% silk, and 260 yards per 100 gram skein. (I’ve got 4 skeins total.) Coincidentally, the shawl pictured in the book is almost the same color.
This is a triangular shawl that starts with just 4 stitches at the neck, and you increase outward from there, adding repeats of the pattern as the piece gets wider.
The pattern is easily memorized and so far it’s fun to knit. But ask me again when I have eleventy-billion stitches on the needles!
I may or may not blog tomorrow night, depending on how late tomorrow’s meeting runs. Just a heads up . . .
“While my favorite napping place is on my Daddy’s lap, my Momma ain’t half bad either!”