My current work in progress:

Margaret Tudor, by Alice Starmore, knit from Frangipani Guernsey 5-ply in the Olive colorway, using 2.75mm needles.

Shawlette Fever

It’s true — I have shawlette fever!

Lucy sez:

“I worry about Momma sometimes.”

Back tomorrow with perhaps a few more words than today.

Blocking Rules Part Deux

Before:

After:

Lucy sez:

“Blocking is hard work.”

Blocking Rules

Before:

After:

Lucy sez:

“If you say so.”

Suspense

I’m fairly close to the finish of my current shawlette and I gotta tell you — the suspense is killing me.

Because I am far too lazy and impatient to do anything like actually swatch out the lace before starting work on it, I’ve been designing it on the fly. In fact, the last two charts of the pattern underwent a significant overhaul after I worked a couple of rows and just wasn’t feeling the love.

This is a more-than-a-triangle shawlette and I’m still planning to keep the yarn requirements down to one skein of sock yarn, so it will be wider but not as deep as the previous two I just completed.

I love the yarn — MadelineTosh Tosh Sock in the “Oak B” colorway. It may look brown in photos, but in real life it’s sort of a browny-olive-greeny mix. Very nice!

Lucy sez:

“It is not as pretty as my colorway!

A Big Thank You

I owe you all a big thank you. Why? Because this morning I did this:

You can clicky-clicky to make bigger. But if you don’t wanna, I’ll tell you what it is. It is my donation of 50% of my profits from my last two weeks of Ravelry pattern sales  to Doctors Without Borders in the amount of $1,255.00. Thank you to each and every one of you who bought one or more of my patterns! Woo-hoo!

It hurts to sit at the ‘puter (whine, whine, whine) so I’ll just quickly show you what I’m knitting:

And Lucy is just lounging around like the princess she is.

Thanks again!!