Happy Mother’s Day!

Tomorrow is Mother’s Day. Younger DD requested that bacon be available, so I’m expecting bacon and eggs for breakfast. Yum! I’ll take some reading material into the bedroom tonight, so I’m all ready for a leisurely morning, eating and reading. Ah, bliss!

Well, I’ve finished the main part of the vest. Too big around, and too short. This will, theoretically, right itself after blocking. My doubts make me slow down to snail’s pace. I’m forcing myself to go on. I’ve done the calculations for the bands, and am about to launch into them.

Lace Ended Scarf Complete

My new Lace Ended Scarf is finished. So far, this is the design I love the most, out of the ones I’ve done so far. It’s really simple, and maybe that’s the key. To my eye, it looks elegant. It remains to be seen whether others see it that way too. The next thing to do is to write up the pattern, and perhaps have it test knitted. It’s so simple, I’m not sure whether test knitting is necessary, but it’s probably worth doing anyway.

My Lace Rib Vest is currently being test knitted. I can’t wait to see how my testers go with it. No problems so far.

Now, what to do next. I have ideas for a hat floating around in my mind. I’ll be consulting my stitch dictionary as soon as possible to see what I can find.

Happy New Year

Well it’s nearly New Year. Hope you had a great Christmas and that you’ll have a wonderful New Year.

My Trellis Rib Vest is complete. I’m currently looking for test knitters to try out the pattern. It’s my first truly “wearable” design (apart from a hat) and am very pleased that it fits the way I intended. As my first multi-size piece, I’m only including three sizes. If they succeed, I’ll feel confident to branch out into more sizes. I’m trying to limit myself to baby steps.

In the mean time, I’ve started work on a new scarf design. It’ll be a fairly narrow, short scarf, with lace at each end. I’ve done most of my calculations, and bought the yarn today. I’m using Heirloom Celone in, what I’d call sage green.