After the sombreness of yesterday’s post – work does that to me sometimes, I thought I’d liven things up with a bit of show and tell. First of all – does anybody recognise this pattern?
Yes, it’s going to be a woodland shawl in Cleckheaton Bamboo. But do you know why it’s special?
I’m not knitting it. Magpie is. He has declared his love for bamboo and for lace patterns, saying they’re a lot more enjoyable than normal knitting. And proceeded to start a Woodland Shawl. I never even picked this yarn for this pattern – I bought it for the lace ribbon scarf and frogged it on four separate occasions from boredom. But it’s going to be beautiful. Ah… now, if only I could get him onto socks….
This is my current pick-up-and-put-down-piece – the stolen moments wrap. Now that I’m getting used to using Big Softie, I’m starting to enjoy this.
Here’s some detail.
And lastly, because I forgot to post it last week – my sock roulette from Donna Lee.
Recognize the yarn anybody? That’s right – It’s Happy Spider sock yarn – stripes up quite nicely, no? Unfortunately, after close examination of it on my foot – it doesn’t fit me – I can squeeze into it, yes, but the heel itself doesn’t fit me, and it’s about an inch too short. Luckily, it’s the perfect size for mom, so methinks she’ll be getting something in the post that’s sock shaped by mid-May.
Anyway, that’s enough from me. I’ve been working the toe on my Second Vinnland sock on the bus, and compiling notes on Aquinas’ theological philosophy. And that’s been rather fun. Time to meet the shadow supervisor. Eep.