I finished up the Lacy Shawl, and I think it looks really nice. I haven’t taken a good picture of it in the sunlight, but the following are pretty nice. So far, this shawl has become very handy at night when my house is freezing. 🙂
I have also started working the Fairly Easy Fair Isle Sweater from Stitch n Bitch Nation. I am omitting the fair isle part, and making the sweater in a red bulky yarn. It looks really nice right now, but I may have to redo the bottom part since it is rolling up. I will try to get pictures of it soon.
Oh, and one last thing, I have to say that I love this new toy I bought for Peanut. It is one of those magnetic fish games that I used to have when I was younger. He got it last Friday, and already two fishes have taped on eyes and I had to tape up a fishing pole. What can you expect from a toy that costs $1.50?
Last night I got zero hours of sleep, and I blame the very loud rain. My son fell asleep about one hour before I turned off the lights, and about two minutes later the lightning and thunder began. For the next half hour I had to keep patting my son so that he could go back to sleep, but the rain won. My son was wide awake and ready for his day! I stayed awake til about 8 am when he decided it was nap-time, and I was so relieved! I slept til about 3 pm, which made me very happy. My son’s schedule is really off tonight, and he is still wide awake at 1 am. I took a short power nap at around 9 so I am ready to stay awake til whenever. I am sure he will get back on schedule tomorrow. I hope.
I did get a lot of knitting done on my lacy shawl last night and this afternoon. I have one more 16 row lace repeat, and then I can begin the edging, which I am still not too sure I want to make. I need to go look at some ravelry FOs to see if I like the way the lace edge looks. Hopefully I will have it finished before Friday so that I can take it to Yarnivore and show off my first lace shawl (I made a garter stitch shawl for my mom a few months ago, but it was too easy to be considered a lace shawl).
This is a very blurry of how big it was Wednesday night. It has since grown a bit.
I have been really good about not buying yarn, but my mom has not. She has been knitting like crazy, and I am benefiting from her yarn binge. She is going to give me 6 skeins of yarn on the 16th when she comes to visit. Four skeins are cream colored and two are red, so I will make a sweater with the cream stuff, and a hat/scarf set with the red. I am very excited, but I must finish all current WIPs before starting anything new (this is my new rule for myself). We’ll see if I can actually keep my self from casting on too early. 🙂
I really need to get some things finished. I feel like I have been working on some stuff forever! I think I started my mom’s sleeveless shell in March, and I am barely done with the front section. I finished it up to where the sleeves begin, and I put the stitches on holders to work on later. I tried to take a picture of it, but the color is horrible to take pictures of.
I have also gotten pretty far on my Lacy Shawl from the Knit.1 Spring/Summer 2008 magazine. The pattern calls for a size 5 needle. I started with a size 6 needle, but the pattern was too bunched up. After much trial and error I settled on size 10 needles! It is working up pretty fast, and the pattern is pretty easy to remember.
Size 6 needles
Used size 10 needles
I like how the negative version shows the stitch pattern
I also made a Cherie Amour, but I hated it and ripped it out. here is a pic I took just before I decided it was a horrible pattern.
Sorry, I forgot to rotate the picture.
Finally I have pics of my Marlene socks! I have not made much of them, but they look beautiful already.
I am going to try very hard to have one of these projects (not the Cherie Amour, of course) finished by the end of next week.