Thursday, February 19, 2009


When I started my lace shawl, I was 100% burned out on socks. I didn't want to look at another pair of socks. So I decided to either knit a shawl or the tilted duster (sweater) to just get out of the monotony of socks. It's a good thing I did. I needed it.

However, I just bought Knitting Socks with Handpainted Yarn by Carol J. Sulcoski and I am dying to knit up a pair of socks. There are so many seriously good patterns in it! Bad bad bad news. I know if I start a pair, my shawl will just sit on the needles for the next 3 years. ARGH! I even got some yummy yummy sock yarn in the mail, too! D=

I'm doomed. ;_;

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Lace and Twilight

I'm still working on my Lace Firmaments Shawl and fortunately, I'm not tired of it yet. There was one HUUUUGGEE set back when I started the 3rd lace chart, but I put double the effort in and made it back to where I frogged back after a day and a half. I have to do the current chart 9 times over and I'm only 3 repeats in (6 more to go). I haven't bothered to put in any more lifelines (maybe I should, I just don't seem to be that far... at least in my eyes).

My friends Vanessa and Nina have gotten me into the Twilight series. I'm enjoying it so far, but because this lace is rather complicated (too complicated to read and knit at the same time), so I've been listening to it on audiobook. I'm about halfway thru the 2nd book and it's slow going. Mostly because I've been neglecting my podcast subscriptions and listening to those also. I had about 42 un-listened to podcast and now I'm down to 28!

Well, back to knitting. This shawl ain't gonna knit itself! XD

(I honestly can't tell how far along I am since this is a round shawl. I don't think I'm halfway yet, tho.)