Okay, melodrama's over! Whew! I had some fun wallowing in my mood though. I read Jane Eyre online. Talk about your drama! It's being read over at LibriVox and I remember reading it when I was in highschool or university. If you ever want a chance to see how much you've grown, try re-reading a book you haven't touched in twenty years. The ghost of myself at 18 or 19 was right alongside me as I read. (Hmm... seems like there might be some melodrama left in the ole girl yet.)
I put a good chunk of knitting on the bookmark panel, and then abandoned it for some other experiments. Take a look. I could use an informed opinion.
First, there's the spiral shawl I started last summer. I had the idea to finish it by extending the spirals out individually and decreasing them off. I've done one.
It curls a lot, but hopefully it will block out. The thing is, does it look okay? Will a shawl entirely finished in this look okay? Or more importantly, is it worth pursuing to the bitter end, or do I cut my losses and go with a conventional finish?
Second, I was swatching for fun today. I've got twenty balls of Katrina that I picked up last summer at the tent sale and I was thinking of doing a twin set. So I swatched for last summer's Thorn and Thistle set. (Doesn't the model look like a linebacker in the picture?)
I liked it better on smaller needles, but then I wondered what it would look like in cables.
It seems to look better in cables than in lace. Now I'm thinking I might like to do a Lavold cardigan out of this. I'd look like a viking ice princess (in my dreams). There's some elastic in the yarn, which I think would make a form fitting cardigan really comfortable. But is it worth doing a complicated pattern in this cheap yarn? Hey Peg! How does your Not so Warm Jacket wear? Does the yarn wash well?
Oh! Look what I picked up at Michaels for a song! Opera cotton, regular $6.50, on for $1.50. I practically stole them!
I'd really like to knit a lace piece for my dining room table one day. This gorgeous cotton would be perfect.
Finally, Hi Mary Jane! MJ is on holidays in Scotland. She's using my blog's comments to let her friends and family know how she's doing, so Hi Mary Jane's people!