Wednesday, January 09, 2008

k-brow: lace in the new year

Mom and auntie have flown the big Delta on back to West Virginia, and I am recovering from the enjoyable strain of entertaining family for 9 days. Yikes. Fun, but I'm glad to be back in the peace of my household again. P has gone back to work, and I'm free to sleep late, slugabout, and amuse the dogs at my own pace.

There has been lace knitting, of late, as I cast on for the Forest Canopy Shoulder (like is there any other kind?) Shawl in the Handmaiden Seasilk. The color isn't well-represented here, it's a melange of dark brown, grey, blue and this funny new-leaf green, called Woodland. I like it, though the greens are slightly jarring. The pattern is easy-peasy, and I'm having fun with it. I'm knitting straight from the chart, even though charts have scared me in the past. Not a problem anymore, though I have to catch myself reading them in the wrong direction sometimes...not a problem with this pattern, but not a habit I want to get into, either. So. One resolution being worked on already. Whoo-hoo!

Behold the beauty:

I have finished the Must Have back, and am now working on the front. This is an old in-progress shot of the back, in all its oatmealy goodness. I do love this yarn, and the pattern. I had miscrossed a cable last week, and the lovely Acornbud repaired it for me at knitclub. The woman is a force of nature. Ripping out and re-knitting, carrying on a conversation, she is a maven of multitasking.

Little else to report. Ravelry has happened to me, and is a kind of fruitless timesuck, as I contemplate what next to knit. Still, it is so seductive. There's been a fair amount of yoga, with plans for more, as I try and get the body back in the new year. With the yoga has come the bathing (to ease the soreness of Death by Vinyasa) with the LUSH products I happened upon last week at their big holiday blowout. I have many, many headily scented bath bombs now, and am fragrant and glittery and not as achey as I could have been.

Off to do the recycling run and put the dogs out in the sun, and then to meet Patrice for our first GNO in about 6 months.


Jscothammerquist said...

Hi There just visiting.
O the handmaiden is a beautiful yarn, and I love that colorway. I found the charts very helpful in the Forest Canopy hawl pattern, after sveral repeats you may not need it.
Hawaii ? Wow ! Aloha.

Opal said...

Yay! Lace! How exciting!

Disenfranchised Knitter said...

Lace is always fun, if eventually tedious. But like all good things, it hides your mistakes. Take some pictures of that yarn in some other color. It is green, so I am confident I will love it. Oh, have you explored the Ravelry game part??? I'll have to send you the link. I want to play unfortunately, fortunately all day now.