Well, that stung my pride. If 600 other knitters can do it, it can't be that hard. So I put markers in between the pattern repeats, and kept careful count and after I got an inch or so of the pattern on the needles I started to be able to read the pattern and could lose the markers. And I really do like it.
It does knit slowly, because there's a lot of passing stitches back and forth, but it's a pattern that works very well with variegated yarns and breaks up pooling. I'm knitting it in a skein of beautiful yarn my sister gave me from Deep Water Dye Works, the colorway is Black Prince. Definitely not your plain vanilla socks.
But clearly that wasn't enough. More is better. So I also cast on for the Wasabi Hat, out of the one remaining skein of lambswool left from my mother-in-law's tulip scarf. I asked her if she might like a hat to match the scarf and she said yes, very much and so, lace:
I'm really liking this pattern. The emerging pattern holds my interest and I think the hat will be gorgeous.
And as if that weren't enough, a friend passed on to me a box full of yarn that had been her mother's. Biscuit was fascinated. Actually both cats had to sniff the box thoroughly, since it was both new and came from another house with cats. But Biscuit wanted to get his little paws on the fiber.
And what the box actually had in it was a lot of coned yarn, cotton, linen, some acrylic and several skeins of a lovely fine alpaca. Definitely I'm going to have a lot of fun with this.
Now, you might be wondering about the big snowstorm that was all over the news last week. Well. It was kind of a big deal along the coast due to storm surges and power outages. But here?
|"Snow? Forget that. What about dinner?"|
|The bread aisle of the grocery store, the day before the storm.|
And tomorrow is back to work, and whatever time I can snatch for my exciting new projects. And then there's the lace socks, I haven't even mentioned them yet. Later!