Now that I’m down to 3 projects

I’ve begun to think of what I might knit next. I’ve got a mostly finished scarf that I need to finish, a couple of pairs of socks that are in progress, and a failed squid hat that I need to frog completely and rethink (the pattern was terribly flawed, and I’m going to need to do some reworking of it before I start again). And there’s the sweater, the one that is going much faster than I’d expected, up until the point (like now) when I run out of completed stitch counting conversion (because I suck at math). So I’ve got time for other things.

It’s Laminaria from this month’s Knitty. It sounds like it’s way above my head, but I’ve bought a lovely new skein of laceweight yarn (Prism Lace Wool in Blue Lagoon), and I think it will be perfect for this project. See?

Blue Lagoon

It’s pretty much this beautiful, only wound now and ready to be knit. I think I’m going to start with a swatch of the star pattern (what the pattern recommends), and see how much my brain hurts afterward. The good news is that every WS row is plain purl, so it shouldn’t be too bad. All the ones I’ve looked at from Victorian Lace Today have patterning on both sides, plus this pick-up-and-knit border (which terrifies me, though it shouldn’t), so I think I will wait to do those after I get in my Ravenscroft Laci (because I’ve already chosen a pattern for it).

It seems as though lately I’m really into blues and greens, which might have something to do with spring coming up, or perhaps I’m just sick of purple and magenta. It’s probably a little of both.

[Note: Aargh! The coding is broken! I will have to play with it later. Sorry about that little paragraph of text next to the photo.

ETA: Okay, so whatever I did fiddling with the code seems to have worked. Never mind!]

About HappyGoth

By day, I'm a graphic designer. By night, I'm a knitter. I'm doing my part to keep Hotlanta stylish. I imagine that if you don't already understand the title of the blog, you're probably confused and perhaps slightly annoyed, but never fear - I do have a reason (and it's a good one). Having gone to hear Stephanie Pearl McPhee, and then having been inspired to blog about knitting, I found myself wondering what to call the blog. I recalled a conversation I had with Mouse and the Chicken Goddess about why it is a Bad Idea to anger knitters - this conversation was following SPM, aka the Yarn Harlot telling the assembled throng about Those Who Do Not Understand Knitting and Therefore Belittle It Much to the Chagrin of Others, or TWDNUKTBMCO, which is not the acronym she used but is the one I'm using because I forgot hers - that is, we are numerous and we all have very pointy sticks, easily transforming into an angry mob. Therefore, knitters = angry mob.
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2 Responses to Now that I’m down to 3 projects

  1. Oh, thanks! I hope so, too. It’s kind of intimidating right now, but exciting at the same time.

    (I am really happy to see that somebody not in my knitting group reads my blog!)

  2. firefly says:

    Oh I love that yarn you bought. Beautiful colors.

    Good luck with the project … I hope it comes out wonderfully beautiful for you.

    Best,
    firefly

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