I woke up this morning and lay there listening to the sounds of early morning. Something had woken me up, but I couldn’t figure out what. So I listened – and heard birds and the sound of Saturday – sort of hushed silence so early. But nothing that would have woken me up. I was starting to doze off again but I woke up again fully. What was it? Something was hovering around the edges of my mind. I had forgotten something? No. Needed to do something? That was it – I needed to do something, but what was it…?
It was lace. My mind kept on coming back to where it was when I fell asleep last night. Lace knitting. I have been wanting to knit a shawl, but haven’t been able to figure out what to knit. Too many choices in patterns. Too many choices in yarns. So I’ve been waffling for weeks….and buying more laceweight yarn. Which didn’t help.
So this morning, I lay in bed, listening to the sounds and thinking about lace. And I made a decision. I would knit Seraphim, no Hidcote….well….maybe I would start with the yarn – silk? wool? silk/wool?…finally I made a decision – I would pick something this morning and cast on.
And I did.
I choose the Spring Things shawl – its a small shawl, but I like the pattern, and have seen them around the blogsphere (Opal made a really gorgeous one) and they are beautiful. Plus its small so its not a huge committment for me. The pattern calls for Karabella Lace Mohair which I thought was a laceweight, but according to Yarndex its fingering. So I rummaged through the stash, and came up with Schaeffer Anne – the yardage is fine and I think it will be pretty – its a varigated blue/green. And my inner voice that is screaming “lace” is quiet at last.
Andrew flew in Thursday night for a fast visit. Yesterday was his girlfriend’s senior prom. He looked dashing (but he didn’t wear the hat or gloves except for this picture). He’s headed back to Maryland today so we won’t get to see him. Next week he has finals and then he’s done with his first year at U of Maryland. Amazing – it went so fast!
Today Cieara and I are going for pedicures, and then I’m having lunch with a friend and then knitting group. I’m looking forward to it all….and looking forward to coming home and working on my lace. Have a wonderful weekend….and Happy Mother’s Day!