i suck at this
remember when i used to post weekly. at the very least frequently? I recall a time when i had to be physically restrained from posting more than once a day. ah yes, its true.
in some ways it means that there's more to see in each post.. but it also means you dont get the progression. once apon a time if i knit a sweater you'd get to see me through the back, the front, the back again when i noticed my errors, the sleeves, the collars, the first wearing... etc
now you just get starts and stops
for instance, i started this shawl on the 4th. then i got bored with it and knit the same pattern in 8ply cotton held double on 9mm needles (quicky christmas present). took me about 8 hours.
then this afternoon i finished the lace-one, cast off and blocked it. like so.
it's hand-painted belissa cashmere 2-ply. i used a 50g skein with about 5 grams left over. I also bought some beads at bead street in philip and knit them into the last pattern repeat and the edging pattern.
i really like it. it's very delicate, ridiculously soft and breath-takingly warm. basically when i drape it over my bare arm i cant feel anything except warm. i will wear it to SnB on sunday for proper viewing.
and now to bed, perchance to sleep.
Ms Spider xo
PS i was working today and took my camera along to capture the post-fire trauma. might post a few pics tomorrow.
PPS. few yarns up on eBay at the moment, if anyone knitterly wants a christmas gift. if you ask me nicely i will send overseas :)