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!
Here's to a boring weekend!ReplyDelete
And now I'm off to deal with my jealousy over your new needles.
Yes, hear hear to a boring weekend of laundry, snacks, and safety!ReplyDelete
Rock Island is astoundingly gorgeous, I can't wait to see yours. I'm sure the stiletto needles will make it just fly by. I'm not jealous, I'm not jealous, ... Oh never mind.ReplyDelete
Well, with the two of us doing laundry on a Friday night it doesn't get much more boring than that.ReplyDelete
That lace edging is gorgeous so far, oh my gosh. I want to steal it from you, add buttons, and wear it as a bracelet.ReplyDelete
I would have come if you'd included that plastic spray-cheese stuff. The signature needles are divine - I'm so glad that we are sharing yet ANOTHER addiction.ReplyDelete
And your lace edge is x-rated gorgeous!
Wow, that lace is gorgeous! Lavender is so illusive to me. It needs sun, but apparently too much sun kills it. I keep trying to grow it but it never makes it no matter what I do.ReplyDelete
Have a great weekend, and thanks for stopping by to say hello!
My rock island is still sitting in a pile waiting to be cast on....but yours looks soo pretty!ReplyDelete
Yes I AM drooling.ReplyDelete