So this blog and I are starting to feel like ships that pass in the night. I’m going to work on fixing that over the course of the summer.
The good news: I haven’t quit knitting! See the evidence above: a very large, very finished Different Lines shawl/scarf (scharf, if you will). I was determined to use up as much of the Malabrigo lace as possible, which meant I added a couple of stipes and more contrast border. It is gigantic, just the way I like it. And so airy and light.
It kind of reminds me of Buster and Lucille II: “I know she’s a brown area, with points, and I love her.”
My sister and her boyfriend were just here in Nashville visiting and we did the town: Country Music Hall of Fame, Hatch Show Print, hot chicken, honky tonkin’, brewery tour, and all kinds of highjinx. We also spent a lot of time just hanging out and crafting. (The boyfriend’s craft happened to be playing Angry Birds, but, well … there was lots of crafting while he played.)
I love seeing my sister because we always have so much fun together. This time was no exception — and we both ended up much farther along with our respective fiber projects (she crochets). Pretty win-win.
Needless to say, I can’t wait for fall to wear this. It drapes in a very natural, practical way that I think will mean this shawl might become a favorite. The colors are awesome — I’m glad I went with the super soft yarn in the super vibrant colors.
Happy 4th to those celebrating or just enjoying the holiday weekend!