It’s Wednesday and it’s unbearably hot here. 105 degrees is what the weather report says. Yep, and it feels that way too.
Retro Redux Shrug. I’m sad to say my love for it right now is waning. The brioche lace pattern was fun at first but right now it’s the proverbial black hole of knitting. I keep knitting and knitting and measuring and knitting and knitting and measuring, and I’m still not at 30″. Sigh. Just about an inch or so more and then I get to… change to smaller needles and continue knitting the same stitch pattern. Yippee. or not.
Koigu Wristies. This is my project du jour for now when I’m out and about because of the heat. I’m just at the part for the thumbholes so hopefully these will be done by this weekend. This weekend, when the forecast is back up to 105 degrees. Yep.
Flower Basket Shawl. I am loving this lace project. When I’m at home and able to devote some attention to it, it’s my project of choice. Did I mention how much I love sea silk? Hm, I may have. Anyway, I do I do I do. I also love that Madgik opened my eyes today on how many pattern repeats are needed. I thought it was supposed to be ten repeats, and I’m just over five, so I’m about halfway done, right? Nope, the scarf size version is just 7 repeats. Hey, that means I’m almost done! Woot woot! I’m tellin’ you, she really is magic!
Um, what are those little green and blue circles on the shawl? Why, it’s a Lace Doh! moment. Witness up close…
Further proof that I am a lace idiot. When I was running the lifeline for this one, I forgot about the stitchmarkers (obviously! duh!). I was able to get the jump rings I usually use off the lace weight yarn I’m using for the lifeline, but not those cute lil’ circles. So they’ll have to hang out there until the project is done and the lifeline comes out.
Stay cool, baby!