Well, I will head to LOOP soon for my close supervision.
Here is a photo of the big *expletive* mess, prior to intervention by Grace
Okay, so I made it look worse than it really is by piling up in a ball; but I think it is pretty indicitive of how I feel about it and spending this entire afternoon on the verge of tears at "class." This feeling will be even worse when I get to "class" and discover that Wendy is nearly finished with her shawl. I love you Wendy, but you are a knitting wench!
So, I've been focusing my energy on Clapotis in Silk Garden Light
Three words for this HOT HOT HOT. I'm almost done with the increase section, and then begin the middle, straight rows. Right now I think it resembles a sleeve a best. Who could imagine it will turn into something so deliciously gorgeous?????
For those of you that aren't aware of the prowess of Clapotis, check out www.knitty.com and go to the pattern archives for some photos and the pattern, done up in a delicious colorway of Lorna's Laces Lion and Lamb.
Last night, I went to a book signing/excuse for knitters to drink wine, a Loop, starring the writers of Mason-Dixon knitting, a blog I've enjoyed for a bit. I got a copy of the book for me and for mom's Mother's Day gift. The patterns inside range from a bit bizarre to amazing. There are many blankets fashioned on traditional quilting patterns including the Log Cabin and The Flying Goose. It reminded me of the good old days when mom used to quilt. Remember the quilting mom?
And finally, here is the aforementioned cashmere splurge, which will also become the "Clap" after I finish the silk garden and figure out the kinks...
Yeah, I know. It is GORGEOUS. It's like Koigu in its hand painted sassiness. And I can't even describe just how soft it is. I can't wait to knit with it.
Okay so I'm off to class (via WAWA for some massive caffiene to get me through the afternoon).
Think good thoughts.