The Knight is already rather grumpy with me, because he had to have an insurance physical this morning. He’s going to cross the line to peevish when he checks his email (we share a Paypal account, sadly…). I might not have so quickly made my purchases this morning if he hadn’t been such a grump!
I wouldn’t be ashamed if not for the online shopping I’d already this week. It started when my pusher, er… friend Ann, sent links for me to see what she was doing while working. (Hey, it’s not her fault it was a boring meeting!) I fell in love with one of the colorways, and according to the USPS tracking number, it will be in my mailbox this afternoon. I purchased two skeins, because I love the colors, love bamboo blends, but most of all, because as a child, there was a MASSIVE Hemlock tree in our front yard. When thing got rough, I’d sprint across the yard and crawl under the great lower limbs, which brushed the ground, but left a nice space for little me near the trunk. I grew to love the dainty hemlock cones, and since that house and tree are just a distant memory (both still stand, but I’m not one to visit former homes now owned by strangers), I want to make myself a hemlock shawl. (No, I doubt it will be the Hemlock Ring, as I already have one of those, gifted to me in green even!)
But wait! There’s more! Cass is another pusher. I have friends with great eyes for what I like, and thus, I followed Cass’s link to Knitspot. I didn’t buy any of the patterns my friends whom had already discovered Ms. Hanson’s designs are using or coveting, but the Wing o’ the Moth in its scarf version is just what I was looking for to knit up that lone ball of the luxurious Superior I purchased last week! Purchased and downloaded, and I will likely cast on this weekend, as soon as I get caught up on the RCK Mystery Lace KAL. (Ravelry link only… sorry!)
Oh, and I haven’t showed you what mine looks like, have I?
I love this yarn, and the color is just fabulous! Here’s a shot of part of clue one. That part on the needles has eight repeats, only one of which is shown there. I did another last night, and hope to finish that up plus start on clue #2 tonight. Yes, it does look rather like a scarf. I’m using the #6s called for in the pattern, because I like the way the stitches look. A lot of women are using #9s, and everything in between, to get a bigger stole. The designer insists my little wad there will block to 20″, and I’m going to trust her. Those Bryspuns are 14″, so it’s not totally inconceivable…
My other project that wants to jump on the needles is the Lace Ribbon Scarf. The KAL began on Monday, but I told myself that I must complete clue #2 on the RCK KAL first! I’m actually going to use the suggested yarn in the pattern, Alpaca Sox, but only one skein, as short me only needs the 60″ one skein will supply. Plus, pat me on the back after all the stash building I’ve done this week, I had that in my stash! It might turn into a gift, but right now, it’s for me. I’m being a very self-centered knitter, it seems.
Monday is one of the precious few paid holidays we get here at the family business, so I’m making the most of my long weekend. As you can tell, I have lots of knitting planned. Stardust is coming right along too. I’ve started on the left front now. I’ve joined the tie to the side panel, and I’ve moved up into the eyelet portion already. I’m also planning on organizing my crafting supplies, but the big project for the weekend is introducing Sissy to the invisible fence. The wild girl loves to stretch her legs, and the vet said that a couple of weeks after her surgery, we could start the training. That’s today, and we’re not going to waste a minute!
How ’bout you? Any exciting plans?