Okay, so now for the knitting update. According to my Ravelry project page, I finished Talise on November 28th. I finally got around to blocking it yesterday. I dislike blocking these elongated crescent shawls so I suspect I was procrastinating because of that.
I am pleased with how it turned out and will probably wear it this winter as a scarf. This is one of my new colors, Paprika, in my Merino Superwash Sock base. Orange is a very underrated color in my opinion. I mean I know there are some oranges that are not for wearing but I think this one works for most people. It’s on the red end of the spectrum and a bit muted.
The pattern is very simple for anyone with a little lace knitting experience. The stitch patterns are very memorable and not complicated. It is a top down design which begins with a garter tab. As always Dee’s patterns are thorough and the layout is easy to follow.
I have two more of her patterns in the queue. One of them will be in my Superwash Sock base again, but it is for two colors, and I haven’t decided which colors to use; and the other one, is for DK weight. I was feeling in a sweater mood though so I pulled out some yarn that has been marinating in the stash since 2010, to make Anne Hanson’s The Mister’s sweater. I knit a swatch but since my swatches always lie I started with a sleeve to make sure my gauge would do what I predicted which is tighten up a wee bit. It did.
I am planning to make the cardigan version since I don’t usually like to wear pullovers.
Last, but not least, is a long ago started project which has been hibernating for many years. I began Hallett’s Ledge (again I had to refer to my Ravelry project page) October 27, 2010. For several reasons, I stalled out on this after completing the body section. Kyla took it up again and knit the sleeves and edgings. I sewed in the sleeves for her and she added the buttons. So now she has a new sweater. It looks way cuter on her than it would have on me. I think that’s what stalled it for me. I realized it was going to add “thickness” to me that is not a desirable thing, so it lay fallow waiting for someone which it would flatter. Kyla was only 10 when I knit the body, but it is perfect on her now.
I like when loose ends are tied up like that.
Sorry for all the slightly dark indoor pictures but it has been dreary and gray for days in these parts. Better dark pictures than none I figure.