Working on the Knitty Project last night, I had this very subversive thought. "What's the point of it being the Year of Me if I don't knit what I #(@#ing want to??" The whole concept went to my head, and before I knew it,
I'd cast on 51 stitches and knit an entire pattern repeat. That's the "Curved Shawl with Diamond Edging" from "Victorian Lace Today", page 72. And the Neon Flamingo yarn. On a size two/3mm needle.
I'm telling myself it's needed practice, so I don't ruin the handspun laceweight that Bells sent me. In truth, I think I knit lace so many years that I feel weird if I don't do some regularly. The last lace I knit was the mohair scarf fiasco, before Christmas. And that wasn't really lace, it was hell.
What's one more unfinished project around here?
Yesterday, I was so thrilled with the yarn purchases (thank you all) that I went on over to Paradise Fibers and bought a Becka Swift. It should make winding off these extra long skeins for the dip-dyes go much faster and more easily, and result in more dip dyed yarns for you guys. Yay!
And now, I have to go chart this Knitty project. Sigh. I hate that.