The third clue in the Mystery Stole 3 was posted today! Let's all get knitting lace in a cautious and thoughtful manner so that there will be no more frogging. (And might I suggest a lifeline?)
In other news...
I've turned into T. I have startitis and I've been starting new projects like nobody's business. I have FOUR, count them FOUR projects on needles. I think that's a personal record. I blame T. And the Mystery Stole. I get so caught in lace love that when I run out of rows on the current clue, I feel like I need to find a hit somewhere.
To appease this ugly side of myself, I cast on the Montego Bay Scarf from the recent issue of Interweave Knits. I'm using up the Paris Seasilk that I have leftover from my Tuscany. I just love this yarn. It's sensual in all the best ways, soft, lustrous with a scent of the sea. Sigh.
I'm also working on some man sized socks for some man sized feet. These are destined to Christmas presents and I like the blue stripes.
I've got some Regia Bamboo on my needles cause I wanted to see how the bamboo knits up. I like it but it splits easily. The colors aren't what I usually go for, a bit busy for me, but I think I'll enjoy wearing them.
I gotta finish one of these pairs of socks so I can make some Fawkes socks and maybe Bellatrix, too, in celebration of Harry Potter and the Last Book of the Series. I got some yarn from the stash that is just perfect for a girly Phoenix and a sassy Witch.
I recently finished those wildflower socks for my neice. I used some stash yarn. I like the feeling of finally using up some of that stash. Lessens the guilt of buying new stuff.
I'm happy to say that while T. and I have discussed buying new yarn and books, we have been very good about not actually doing it. Unfortunately, I have had to be the voice of reason. This is a role that I am unaccustomed to. It's a lot of pressure, People. There are some really nice yarns on SALE. Give us strength.
T. and I have recognized that we will likely go through withdrawl once the Mystery Stole has been completed. We're Pharmacists. We can see the signs. As a sort of Methadone program for knitters, we've decided to host a Hanami Knit-A-Long. We'll start in September. This gives everyone time to buy their patterns and yarn. Join us in the Fall. I think it'll be fun!!! (Hey, T.! Wanna set that up? Thanks.)