A Break From Brioche
Sadly, I am not a champion, I clearly lack the drive necessary to meet this challenge, or I didn't love my sweater enough to drive me on to glory, either way, no gold for this knitter. In fact, I haven't even worked on Bi-color brioche since last Wednesday. What?! Does that mean I haven't knit since last Wednesday? Never fear, that isn't what I meant at all, as I indicated in my Saturday post, I picked up a long neglected UFO, one of the lace shawls from the Fall, 2005 VK. Number 18, designed by Meg Swansen, if I remember right, in fact. I managed to turn that UFO into an FO! I finished the knitting before the flame went out, and I had it blocking as the Olympics ended.
Lace Stole #18, VK Fall 2005
Knitpicks Alpaca Cloud, knit on Size 8 Lantern Moon straights
The nice thing about this shawl is that if I am out at night and the temperature is sub-freezing, and I decided not to wear a hat, I can just fold the stole into quarters widthwise and wrap it around my head and create ear warmers, not that I might have call to do this mind you.
After finishing with that shawl I immediately cast on for Nancy Bush's Madli Shawl from Interweave Knits using my Georgetown Helen's Lace. Can I just tell you that I love Helen's Lace? Not sure how I feel about my colorway as I see it knit up, but the Helen's Lace has a wonderful soft hand and I think it feels magnificent knit up. I saw a sage colorway when I was in CA and now I am feeling a strong desire to add that to my collection, perhaps, 2 skeins worth, imagine the huge, lovely soft, warm shawl that I could make with that...
I also cast on for my second shelridge farms sock. I finished my cuff and am on the cable pattern. I was afraid that if I waited too long the second sock wouldn't ever get done, and I liked the way the first sock felt on my foot.
Finally, brioche, I will continue working on brioche and will do the final (perhaps) lesson on Thursday. Should I bother doing a cast-on first row series of photos? Please let me know.