Welcome to Friday everyone! It's been a busy week, but the weekend is almost upon us. I love weekend knitting because I have the time and energy to get something good going. Do you know what you're knitting this weekend?
I do. I finally chose a project. It's not the overly ambitious Celtic Jacket idea, though I may still get to it one day. Instead, I listened to that quiet, but insistent voice that said "lace". Here's my progress for the week:
It doesn't look like much. It doesn't even look like lace. But I'm still excited to work on it because of the yarn.
Yep, Elann's Baby Cashmere that has been aging in the stash for well over a year. It makes a lovely fabric, drapey and soft. I don't even mind knitting black in January because I'm anticipating a highly wearable end product.
But I haven't told you what the end product is yet, have I? Can you guess? It's the Rose Leaves Tunic from the Gathering of Lace. (It was really hard to find a picture of it on the net. I got the link above through Ravelry.)
When I first bought the book, I was in love with the idea of knitting this tunic. It's like creating a shawl, but more wearable. But I found Meg's directions too sketchy, so I was scared off. Somehow, either because I'm more confident or because I've read the instructions often enough, it seems doable now. Maybe one day my own design ideas will seem doable too. In the mean time, I'm really looking forward to finishing the yoke so I can get onto the lace patterns.
Have a great weekend everyone. I hope you all have a juicy project to sink your needles into.