I haven’t been able to post lately because my computer is on a rampage. It’s slower than ever & crashes whenever it wants to. It might just be hung up on a major MS update like DH says but we bought it 5 years ago to the month. The 1st hard drive crashed months ago & this just seems like the last throwes of a tired Dell.
This weekend was all about organizing my many WIPs. Then I put everything else away & had at my baby gift. I love the border motif & hope (really hope) that it will even out on blocking.
Still very much in the development phase, and that’s all I have to say about that – for now!
After a long engagement, my brother’s wedding is really almost here. This has official Wedding of the Year status. I am even more excited because both DH & I are in the bridal party. It’s all happening one October evening in San Francisco. Do you see where I am going with this? Sleeveless bridesmaid dress; night chill.
I kept ignoring the thought that I will need a cover-up for this wedding too. The issue is that just this past May, I flaunted my silk Wedding Guest Shrug before a lot of the same people. I know that a reprise might just make me that gimmicky knitter… Anyhow, I was being a dolt & am big enough to admit it. Solution is the Wisp by Cheryl Niamath. It’s a free Knitty pattern here. The designer blogs as Fetching Knits.
The bridesmaid dress is all black & here’s what I am doing with the pattern:
I am using the recommended Rowan mohair & silk blend yarn in black on larger needles (size 10). The blue yarn is not just an accent. It’s 100 yards left of a skein of Alchemy mohair that the happy couple gave me for Christmas 2006. Not enough for the full pattern. I would love feedback on this one – DH’s nods are just not very convincing at this point… Thanks!
By the way – mohair is a beast to work with. The pattern is easy cheesy but the mohair is already giving trouble!
I have to run. Toby has a vet appointment this morning & I am faaar from ready – happy knitting!