The thrummed mitts are near completion. Fantastic. One more project jumps off the needles and no more have jumped on. The question of the day is – will I have enough needle space in my needle roll for all these now naked needles? Hmmm… must resist urge to cast on for something new.
The felted bag is also nearing completion. Yay. I simply need to find some alone (and quiet) time to throw it in the washer. Children = distraction = a big lumpy mess. Must avoid distractions while felting. I actually think that this is the Golden Rule of Felting. Don’t believe me? Google it.
Of course, I have to tempt myself by picking up some new Claudia silk weight lace merino. This color caught my eye right away, from across the store. It’s called “Eat Your Veggies” and I lurve it in the sock base as well. The mix of greens, blues, and browns makes me vibrate with possibility. I must admit, I was stumped as to what I should do with this.
I have found in my (very limited, if truth be told) recent experience that the vast majority of lace patterns out there are for a semi-solid or solid hued yarn. What to do then, with this yarn? The pattern has to be very subtle, yet, defined enough to ensure that the variegated nature of the yarn doesn’t overshadow the whole thing. I was actually at a loss until I saw Wendy’s post from today. Ah, of course, I said to myself. Simple chevron. That Wendy, she is one smart Cookie! So, a Crest O’ the Wave Scarf it is! Gotta love those free patterns.
And, of course, just because I can (it’s my blog after all right?), I am going to leave you with a picture of the awesome bruise on my left calf. You can’t actually see it in the picture, but the bruise is even a bit raised. Say it with me now – gross!