This is the first 1% of the lace edging of Jared Flood's Rock Island Shawl. Yes, you read that correctly. Good thing I really, really, really love my new Signature circular needles. I'll pause here so you can drool jealously all over your keyboards.
The yarn--Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock--is dark and inky and gorgeous. I'm not sure how much I'll be able to do at night but that's why I work on multiple projects at once. The pattern is challenging but fun--challenging in the fact that I am going to be knitting on that lace edging FOREVER. But the good news is once that's finished it should be like a hot knife through butter.
And for everyone who wanted to know about the needles--they are worth every cent, I'm sorry to say. The stiletto tips are fantastic for getting into those tight situations like a YO/K2tog combo, and the shafts have just the right amount of grab. Sexy! And don't get me started on the swiveling, soft cord.
Here's a Friday shout-out to beckyknitstoo, for inspiring me to get outside and work on my own tiny
Our downstairs glass has been replaced, the BS letter to the architectural committee has been sent--we have to get "permission" to add motion detector lights and security gates on our sliding doors and front door--and the alarm system is up and running. I don't think there's much more we can do. If this doesn't keep my yarn stash safe, nothing will.
Please cross your fingers for me, that this Friday night is bland and boring, and has nothing more stressful than the crapload of laundry I need to fold. If you want to come over and help me, I'll provide the wine and Cheez-It. Have a fabulous weekend, everybody!