Two to go! I’ve just finished the first of the 3 full size shawls that I wanted to do for the retreat! I’ll get the second one done for sure, but the third – that may be a stretch. The first is the “easy” lace. It has the solid garter center and 2 easy lace patterns interrupted by eyelet rows. The edging is a simple repeating point. I’ve styled the shawl like an old fashioned christening blanket with ribbon threaded through the eyelets rows! The ribbon is Hanah Silk, hand-dyed and gorgeously rich looking.
It has been a good day and I feel like I have accomplished a lot this week – having an unexpected snow day on Wednesday certainly sped up the knitting of the shawl and I certainly can’t expect that to happen again – too bad! Today I finished, blocked, and wove the ribbon through the eyelets on the shawl – it feels great to have it done.
I also baked a cake and some Butterscotch Brownies and have a chicken in the oven for supper. I am now sitting down and enjoying a cup of Darjeeling tea as I write this entry! Because of the deadline for the shawls I haven’t really been knitting anything else, but I have been working on some idea’s – I’ll elaborate as they “firm” up in my head.
I’ve been doing a lot of thinking and daydreaming this last week as well. It is amazing how much thinking one can do when waking up very regularly at about 2:00 or 3:00 am. I am so hyped about going to NYC this friday that sleep – regular sleep – has become a thing of the past! Sleep is highly over-rated right now! I have never been to NY and I guess I am not really going to see much on this trip – mostly the interior of the Hilton Hotel and the vendor’s marker! The market is going to be a very dangerous place for me to spend a lot of time in! I can hardly wait! My suitcase is half packed and my knitting is planned, only the weather left to control, suggestions anyone?!
I would like clear skies and Rainbows – just like this morning!