I originally was going to go back to work yesterday and work from home today and tomorrow – but I didn’t. I took yesterday off, and worked from home today. So yesterday, I didn’t do much other than a) sit b) whine to Larry and c) knit. But ….I didn’t work on any of my current projects….instead, I worked on something I started the night before.
I think I can blame Chris for this one – she mentioned that she was working on Josephine from the summer Interweave Knits. I didn’t know what it looked like, so I pulled out my copy and looked it up. Very cute. I flipped through again, and saw the Lutea Lace-Shoulder Shell by Angela Hahn (check out her site – I really like the Chinese Lace pullover don’t you?). I really liked the pattern when I first got the magazine, but forgot about it. I started reading it – and looked up the yarn – worsted weight..hmm…I had that CottonEase…hmmmm
Next thing you know – 11 inches of stockinette. I’m just about at the point of separating it for the front and back. Its a great pattern (no seams!), but there is errata for it.
I hope that since I’m stuck home this weekend that perhaps I’ll actually finish it! Wouldn’t that be amazing?
I mentioned that I joined the Spun Stitches KAL – I’m spinning up roving I bought at Maryland Sheep and Wool from Tintagel Farm. Its 50% wool, 50% mohair – I don’t think I’ve spun mohair before so I’m having fun (and yes – I did spin for about 20 minutes today before my knee started to ache – I think its good therapy!). This picture just doesn’t do it justice – its called Starry Night and its dark blue, yellow and teal. Very pretty.
I haven’t decided on a shawl pattern yet – I’ll have to see how it looks when I’m done spinning. I have a pound of it so I’ll be spinning a while!
So that’s my weekend – knitting, some spinning, some hobbling……I hope to have a finished top to show by the end of it!