It took me quite awhile to do, but I cast on for the Kidsilk Haze camisole. This yarn takes some getting used to… and it is a little awkward with the big needles, but each row that passes, it gets a little easier.
These two rows took me an hour to do. I cast on and worked the first lace pattern row. Finally got the hang of that, and then row two was very different. I have a feeling this is going to be a labor of love knit… it is going to take a good long while. That is okay though… I am in no hurry.
Thank you for all of your recommendations about sock patterns, books, and yarns. I added several of the books to my wishlist, and next time I go to the LYS (it has been awhile–I am on a yarn diet), I will scope out the lovely sock yarn section. I knit a few more rows, and I will be turning the heel on it very soon. My first sock went so much slower… looks like I am really getting the hang of it!
You wanna see something beautiful?
Morehouse Merino Lace weight that I purchased at Maryland Sheep and Wool in May. I arrived at the festival later in the day, and found many of the main colors were gone, but I dug around in the bin and found this variegated hank, and I have not looked back. The more I look at these colors, the more I love them!
I actually bought the triple skein, about 700 yards, to make this shawl: Bellini.
|There are more pictures of the shawl on the Morehouse site. It is a triangle shawl, and the sample they had in their booth really caught my eye. I don't think I would wear it tied in front like this…|
…probably more to the side (like Belladonna) or as a scarf (Lolly loves her some scarves!) I have heard great things about this yarn, and I am looking and lusting after many of their kits and colorways… my Knit Nite girls also bought this shawl kit: should we start a knitalong?
The books are bought and the tuition is paid… the fall school semester starts on Monday. I am looking forward to my classes, but I am also a little nervous. This is going to be a hard semester. As you might remember, I am doing a dual masters with Library Science and History, and this semester, I am taking all history classes.The reason I am nervous? I had to buy 24 books for 2 classes. So, this means a lot of reading… and that means that I probably will not be able to knit and blog as often as I would like… we'll see how things shape up…
… and I saw this little meme and thought it looked kind of fun…10 years ago… I was 14 and starting my freshmen year in high school. We lived in Roswell, New Mexico. We were just preparing to move into a new house that my dad built. I started high school, joined some clubs, and even had my first boyfriend…
5 years ago… I was 19 and getting ready to start my junior year of college in Baltimore, Maryland. I had just returned from my study abroad trip in Israel. Right before classes started, Kris and I went to New York City for a day trip.
1 year ago… I was working at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore in their library, and was getting ready to start my first year of grad school in DC. I had lined up a job closer to DC (where I am now) but had not yet put in my notice at JHU…
Yesterday… I called my sister, Mimi, in Hawaii. She gave me some great ideas about things we can do when Kris and I visit in October. She told me about her auditions and how she got the leading role in South Pacific (She gets to sing "I'm Gonna Wash that Man Right Outta My Hair"!)
Today… Work in the archives, and then a nice evening at home with my Kris, knitting and reading. (Finished Devil in the White City–GREAT book!)
Weekend… I am planning to go to DC, and also over to my parents' house. I will also call my other sister, Sarah, and talk to her about her first week of college! She moved to North Carolina last weekend and started school this past week. Also planning to make some more progress on my sock, my KSH cami, and hopefully I will swatch for my Hourglass! (Becca has not received her yarn from Knitpicks yet!)