I didn't post last Wednesday. Why? Because I decided to knit instead! Here' what I've been up to:
The Rock Island shawl is coming along well. I finished up the edging and have moved on to the body. I should be done within a week, maybe two.
I've also been working on a few designs of my own, including a throw for the living room. This piece is borne from the more masculine, contemporary lace motifs that I've been working with. The original plan for this was to stitch three hexagons together into a more rectangular shape. After knitting it, I've decided it needs to be much larger (it's about 32 inches now) so I will recalculate and start again.
This one will make a nice kitteh throw, don't you think?
Madeline Tosh (from top right): Calligraphy, Graphite, Thoreau)
One more project on the needles... I decided last minute to participate in the WestKnits Mystery Shawl KAL (knit-along for you non-knitters). What is a mystery KAL you ask? It is a scheme in which you purchase yarn and essentially have no idea what your making ahead of time (except of course that it's a shawl). Then each week you receive snippets of the pattern instructions.
It's fun and maddening I tell you. The suspense even after just the first week is killing me. Five more days to go until clue #2. I won't post a progress pic here in case you don't want to be exposed to the progress (if you're planning on knitting it yourself) but you can see the progress in my Ravelry project page if you do want to see it. The photo on the right show the three Madeline Tosh merino light colors that I've chosen.