Happy Monday, all! Unlike other Mondays where I’ve bitched and moaned about the fact that it’s…well, MONDAY, today I feel good. Why do I feel good? Because I LOOK good. I’m SIZZLING baby!! I’m wearing my hot-off-the-needles Sizzle. Damn if this thing doesn’t make one feel sexy. Seriously. The yarn (Debbie Bliss Cathay) is like silk against the skin. I’m loving it! I think next time tho I should go down a size on any top I make. I know I’ve lost some weight but Sizzle seems a bit too loose and I would’ve liked it a little tighter around the waist. Or maybe it’s the yarn, who the hell knows. What do ya’ll think???
Also off the needles this weekend are Anastasias (in Koigu) and Flow Motion (in Trekking XXL) (IK Fall 2006) socks. (Click on the pix to see many other photos of each.) Funny, right after posting my Sock History, my handmade sock stash is two pairs richer! HA! I cut the Flow Motion socks smaller by two repeats. I wasn’t enjoying the pattern. Can’t memorize the lace rows so I had to think too much and pay too much attention. NOT a good thing for me apparently. BUT with the Anastasias, man once I hit the leg it was ON baby! The whole experience was fun and quick. LOVED it! Can’t say that enough!
Someone purchased all of my Kroy sock yarns off of DeStash so I took that opportunity to offer up my unfinished Fleck socks. I neeeeded to get those out of my sight! She graciously accepted (Bless her heart!). (PS: I have a few other things listed on DeStash so check them out!)
So taking all of those WIPs off of my list had a purpose (with only one tiny added, a Habu silk mohair (from Yarn Tree) Airy Scarf (from Last Minute Knitted Gifts) which will be a Holiday gift for the other attorney I assist, Shannon). I am DYING to cast on for a lace shawl! I’m sooo torn! So, help me figure out what shawl to make as my first true lace shawl. I also need tips as far as lifelines and all that other jazz.
Here are the yarns I have waiting in the wings to cast on for a shawl (click each link for pix of the colors I have in my stash):
- Hand Maiden Seasilk (1 skein – 437 yds)
- Jojoland Melody (2 skeins – 440 yds total)
- Schaeffer Anne (1 skein – 560 yds)
- Lisa Souza (1 skein – 560 yds – yes, I know this is sock yarn, but I think it would look sooo good in a shawl!)
- Knit Picks Alpaca Cloud (2 skeins of different colors – 440 yds each)
To participate, just post your comment here stating which yarn to use with your recommended shawl pattern. I will choose a pattern by Friday and announce the winner during Yarn Pr0n. (I took a bunch of advance pix so I don’t get yelled at by Cristi – Turtlegirl). HA!
I’m looking forward to reading your comments. Oh, and tell all your knitting buddies to come post their suggestions, too! There will be some lovely yarn goodness in it for the winning shawl pattern chosen.