It is so impossible that an entire week has passed. Completely unbelievable. Thank you all so much for the lovely comments on Tulip, they kept me smiling all week long!
Of course, I cast on for something else right away. Two things, actually, which is really rare for me. It’s been a busy week, but I’m almost done with the first sleeve for the Shawl-collared cardigan out of Jo Sharp Knit issue one.
I didn’t want another alpaca cardigan, so I’m knitting this up in a lovely merino–Zara from Filatura Di Crosa. I really like how the yarn is knitting up for me so far, though I should warn others: It grew a lot once it got wet. I had to go down a needle size to get gauge, so I’m knitting it up on US5s. I’m trying out the “start with a sleeve, end with a sleeve” strategy to keep myself from going too crazy at the end of this sweater. We’ll see how it goes!
I’m knitting two projects right now because there’s no way I can do the other one while toddler-wrangling or chatting with my knitting group ladies:
“A curved shawl with diamond edging” from Victorian Lace Today, in Lacey Lamb. In the color pictured in the book, even! I’ve only gotten a dozen rows done this week, sadly. The pattern is pretty easy, the yarn is like a day at the spa, and I LOVE ME my new lace Addis… but let’s face it. Lace with yarn that thin just isn’t as easy to manage as a good sturdy merino stockinette. Who knows how long it will take me to complete the shawl, but I’m not in a rush. The longer it takes, the longer I’ll be feeling that amazing LL running through my fingers!
(It just occurred to me, writing this post, that I got both yarns from Ellen. The yarn I buy from her always seems to get knit up quickly, and turn into my favorite things. I think that bodes well for these projects!)