I’m late in reporting this, probably because I’ve been celebrating for a full week, but…
THE SHAWL IS FINISHED!!!
Completed on 03/27/10, it measures 83″ x 16″ after blocking. And I just love it. For my first lace project, I can’t help but feel a real sense of accomplishment. I wore it to work on Thursday, and, predictably, nobody took notice of the long swath of cranberry tossed carelessly around me. But no matter. I’ll be wearing it a lot. My coworkers will notice eventually…
[remembering that I work with J2EE architects and Java developers…]
… no, they won’t. The heck with ’em, I love it, I’ll wear it no matter who’s noticing.
Here’s the old picture. I’ll update it the next time I wear it.
So, now that this project is done… what happens next?
- Socks, knit with Austermann Step. I try to always have socks on the needles, because it’s by far the best travel project around. I shove the yarn, 5″ sock needles, and tape measure into my little Goknit pouch, attach it to my purse, and I’m ready to knit anywhere. And I do. The socks will be for my husband, picture to follow.
- Cathy Carron’s Gathered Mesh Polo, from Interweave‘s Spring 2010 Knitscene mag. I chose this project out of, like, 8 other finalists for my big Spring project because it’s utterly wearable 3 out of 4 seasons of the year, and presents a new challenge for me: seamless sweater construction. I just ordered the yarn – Blue Sky Alpaca‘s Skinny Cotton – in an interesting grayish/purple-y color they call Zinc (#304). Should be starting this next Friday, and I absolutely can’t wait. It’s the only thing preventing me from splurging on new shoes. Oh wait, I did that, too…
Anyone else starting anything new for Spring?