computer with enough space to download some new photos, I could show you some of the knitterly things going on here. Actually, some of those photos have yet to be actually created; once I take them I have to wait for a turn on the "big computer" to download them and then write a blog post from there so I can include them. So just to keep you all wondering, I did finish the Dragonfly Shawl with my own made-up edging. When it goes into blocking mode there will be photos. I also did finish the single sock; I can still take photos of it because it is still here. I am such a bad mailer-person! I still need to sit down and annotate the pattern so my recipient can in theory knit a matching sock. I hope I remember what I did!
And of course, there has to be a new project. Right now I am knitting a stole for my older daughter to wear to the prom (she is going as a guest with someone who finds themselves without a date). The prom is June 3 and I got a really late start - waiting to find out the color of the dress, that sort of thing. Luckily I have a local friend in the yarn dyeing business (Dye Dreams - go ahead, check out their site, I'll wait) who was able to dye some yarn I already had to be a good color. And also lucky for me it turns out that the yarn in question knits very nicely on size 11 needles. I know that doesn't sound like the lace you might be used to, but I have surprised even myself at how nice this yarn looks. It is a silk/wool blend from Henry's Attic called Andromeda, and it is what I would call a well-spun single (not that I am a spinner, so I could be so wrong). It is not fragile the way I expect a single to be, but there is no particular plying visible to detract from the stitch definition. I am using a scarf pattern found on line for free (Three Sister's Scarf #2) and just loving the results. I am sort of hoping there will be enough yarn left to make something for me; I already have a Knitspot pattern (scroll down to the Hillflowers Scarf) in mind! I am probably about 24 inches away from finishing, but since each pattern repeat works out to about 3 inches, I should finish in plenty of time. And so far she likes it!
I promise - next time there will be photos. Maybe even a modeling shot or two - can't promise that for sure, but who knows...
Have a safe, happy, restful weekend everyone. Knit on!