Monday, January 08, 2018

You thought I forgot about you, huh?

Welllll ... I didn't, I promise.  I'll spare you the details of how life has played out for me over the past year but suffice it to say that my creative pursuits have suffered accordingly, as evidenced by one pitiful blog post in the whole year.  However, I'm recommitting myself to more regular self-care and self-love, which, for me, includes playing with yarn ... and blogging about it.  Today is as good a time as any to start.

As usual, I have way too many projects on needles and spindles but when has that ever stopped me from starting something new?  I recently-ish got hip to the Yarnathon game at Eat.Sleep.Knit and decided to play along.  I probably won't do a whole lot to earn points or stars for my team but this will be a fun thing to do this year, and will hopefully help me regain my knitting mojo.

So ... I got this lovely ball of yarn in a holiday gift swap:

It's 70/30 cashmere/silk and it is sooooo soft!  Even with the number of in-progress projects I have, I can't resist casting on something new.  I think I've decided on the Shetland Triangle Lace Shawl.  The yarn is very thin and quite a bit different from anything I've knitted with lately.  I've had a bit of trouble getting started, but I'm chalking it up to "operator error" as I haven't identified a mistake in the pattern, and I haven't seen any indication that there is errata available.  Maybe I need to sit in complete silence to work on this until I get the hang of it.

This pretty lacy shawl is a new project I started over the holidays.

It's called Dragon Scale Scarf, and I've expanded it so that it should end up more like a shawl once it's soaked and blocked. It's an easy pattern to memorize, and lots of fun to knit out of Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light, in a color called Silver Fox.  I have 3 skeins of this for a total of 1,260 yards.  Should be nice and long.

And now it's way past my bedtime so I'll stop for now but I'll be back soon to catch you up on other crafty goodness!

Until then,

1 comment:

  1. nice shawl/scarf. I look forward to seeing the one made with swap you want a prompt in 2 weeks?


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