Philip Street’s Fisher comic in today’s Globe & Mail is hilarious, and ends with, “Oh, Man. You’re harshing my mellow.” Yesterday, out of the blue, a friend harshed mine. She called me an old woman. As in, “You are such an old woman. First knitting, and now orchids,” with maximum snarkiness. Yea. Who knows – maybe she plans on returning the handknit fingerless gloves?
Here’s where things stand in my knitting bag. Massive new Lady B bag is edging me onto more projects. Still under austerity measures, so no large projects in the works.
On the Needles – We have a 2nd sock that’s growing at the leg. Pretty mundane, so moving along… We still have the baby cardigan (grits her teeth). Thought I was blocked and ready to piece it all together. Hit a snag with the sleeves. Turns out, I made a dumb mistake, and must re-do said sleeves. My LYSO figured it out – the sleeves don’t fit the armhole because only one side of each had the increases. I managed to do this because I knit them both at the same time. It looked fine with them side-by-side on the needles but they were lop-sided. Good thing I started well before the baby is due…
In the Pipeline – A shrug for my cousin’s wedding next month. After hours of searching, I settled on Pam Allen’s Reading in Bed Shrug. This Hand Maiden lace silk will match the dress to a T (we hope):
The yarn is totally lace-weight. I am going to double the yarn, and swatch like crazy… I’m not generally a shrug girl, so fingers crossed. Not sure how I’ll maintain the colourway with doubling – need to give that a think.
I am also experimenting with resizing. The Sarah Tank Top by Christine Buhagiar (Knitting for Boozehags). She only gave it in medium, so I am going down to my size – small. I want to try to use my Estelle 100% silk (grey), and see if it makes for a good tank. Means adjusting for this new gauge… Gotta bust that stash!