It's so lovely to have a day off. The only sound in the house is the whirr of the washing machine. Earlier, you would have heard buzzing; that was the sound of my defuzzerizer. (Translation: lint and pill remover.) Once the laundry is done, I shall settle down, listen to Anne of Green Gables, and knit.
My thoughts and energies have been darting about, exhibiting and causing great mischief. Therefore, I've been doing small knits - a dishcloth, hats - and only doing larger or longer projects a half hour at a time, if that long. Still, I have gotten some things done.
In the picture: a pink beanie for Caps for a Cure, and the beginnings of a red Spiral Preemie cap. (The hat is so cute that I want to bite it.) I started the hat at the beginning of last night's Yankee game. I'm sure every Yankees fan's emotions were spiraling until we had a comfortable lead. (Damn that Steinbrenner!)
The blue lace scarf is Barbara Walker's vine lace, and the yarn is Starry Night. I had a couple of really bad false starts with the pattern because I didn't read the last lines - i.e., end K2, or end K1. After a few "why do I keep ending up with 2 extra stitches?" experiences, I went back to the book... I'm substituting Slip 1-knit1-psso for the SSK because I hate SSK (and because Barbara Walker says I can).
Although I still plan to knit mittens for Anne of Green Gables, I have decided that this scarf will also be a project for Anne.
- "Listen to the trees talking in their sleep," she whispered. "What nice dreams they must have." The scarf will the her night sky.....