Wednesday, September 10, 2008


OK, Andy's Christmas sweater is about 40% done, and I really, really have been mostly faithful, but the Fir Cone Shawl has lately been my Stop Light Knitting--since I can't cast on a sock or anything that would be more sensible--and tonight it just needed two more rows before I could start the edging, so....I admit that after the mohair-knitting-abyss that was the edging for the Lady's Circular Cape, I was a bit hesitant about doing ANYTHING that involved edging, but the number of rows needed for the edging around the entire Fir Cone Shawl is about 60% of just the rows of edging needed for the bottom of the Lady's Circular Cape. That I think I can get through. At any rate, it feels like something new to work on, and that little green stripe of yarn was actually CAST ON, so maybe I can pretend like it's a new project entirely....?

Or maybe rows & rows of edging will drive me--screaming and tearing my hair out--back to that black sweater.....

P.S. To answer a couple questions, the diamond design is created by using a very thin cable pattern--just one knit stitch crossed over the next stitch. It shows up much better than I thought it would on a knit background. And the stray furry foot in the picture is actually Calisto, who does not enjoy being photographed even half as much as Theo does. Then again, I don't think Madonna enjoys being photographed even half as much as Theo....the Ham!