I had a terrific experience with knitters at the Sheep to Shawl Vermont Fall Knitting Retreat, and I have lots to share from that experience, which I will tell you about in the next few days. One thing I especially want to share is that thanks to help from Donna Druchunas and Dom Cotignola, I now have a YouTube video channel with Annetarsia tips! For those of you who need a quick reminder, you can now access them on YouTube.
I loved being away, but re-entry has been harsh, with a back-log of work and a desk full of things requiring immediate attention. Sigh. It’s OK. I’ve been working steadily, and 10 days later I am pretty well caught up. My body is still on East Coast time, but I don’t mind going to bed and getting up early.
Knitting projects are progressing, and today I’ll catch you up on what is happening. I have 3 projects on the needles right now.
Messaline is my easy knitting project. I’ve finished the body pieces, and am working on the sleeves. I might see a movie this weekend- this is great movie knitting. I made the body longer than the pattern stated, and I hope that it is long enough. We will see!
The Fanfare Lace Wrap is what I’m working on when I have time to concentrate. The lace is on every row, and although I am about 30% done, I still haven’t been able to memorize the chart. It is fiddly, and I don’t really like knitting in it, but I love the finished shawl so I will persevere. It had better look like the picture when I’m done! Right now it is not inspiring me. But I never underestimate the magic that happens when lace is blocked. I have faith.
The Fancy Feet anklets are my small, carry-around project. No big deal, and I threw a bit of Annetarsia in there just to make it a bit more interesting. The finished footie is very light-weight and comfortable, and I like the heel very much. It is a short-row heel, with irregular stitch counts so that the heel hugs very nicely. I like it. I’ve been too busy catching up to do a lot of knitting in odd moments, so this has been sitting in my purse most of the time. But, I’m prepared!!!
I have also been playing with my new Lucet, which I love. Bill is worried about what I am going to do with all the cord I am producing. This is completely addictive!
Happy weekend, everybody. I promise to get some photos from the Vermont trip here, in the next day or two.