Thank you for weighing in on the issue of civility (or lack thereof). I could go on and on and on about this topic, but I’ll spare you. Just think of it as my way of being civil to you.
I did crank out a wee bit more on the body of my sweater.
At this point I’ve got almost two repeats of the lace pattern done, and I need three repeats before I start the rib pattern.
I’m toying with the idea of making the sleeves for this wrist length — the pattern has three-quarter length sleeves. I think I’ve got enough yarn, though time will tell on that. Or to put it another way, all will be revealed in the fullness of time.
In the meantime, I’m thinking about the next project. It may be this:
This lovely shawl is in the book Alt Fiber, by Shannon Okey. The pattern is called “Midnight Lace Stole” and it is designed by Sivia Harding. The pattern calls for 3 skeins on Handmaiden Sea Silk. I might have already (cough, cough) bought the yarn.
The shawl has an unusual shape. It is not evident from the photo in the book, but if you look at the design’s Ravelry page, you’ll see that it is not a rectangle, but has a wedge-shaped center panel. I think this will make it easy to wear. It gives it a bit of a curve around the neck so it will sit nicely on the shoulders. Clearly, Sivia Harding is a genius of engineering.
And this shawl is beaded. I’m not a fan of beaded knitting, but I might actually break down and do the beading on this one.Now to find the perfect beads. I think I’ll start at Earth Faire (that’s where Sivia got the beads for hers). I’ll keep you posted on my bead acquisition hijinks. Like you had a choice anyway.
In other news, Lucy has not yet convinced me to turn on the heat.