Saturday, February 16, 2008

Bday hideout

So my Birthday is Monday the 18th and I'm hiding out in Chicago just out of Boystown. I tend to do this every year anymore. Plans for the weekend are to relax, read the Thornbirds, have GREAT food, alittle shopping, and head out to the movies on my bday...And I DID bring my knitting. I started the "Large Rectangle" shawl from Victorian Lace Today with the Leaf and Trellis lace design in it. SO far its coming out really nice. I have a few inches done on it...I don't have the cord to hook my cam up to upload pics so I had to use my phone...so bare with me...






I have 3 skeins of Cashmere/Silk lace weight from Jade Sapphir. I LOVE it. It's 400 yd a skein and i have 3 of them total in the Autumn Sonata color way...I'm hoping this is going to be a great shawl when I'm done...

If this pattern looks familiar that's because I knit this before but that one was STOLEN...yea remember those 5 wedding shawls I make...one was stolen...Had to remake it...but I'm keeping this under lock and key LOL

My friend Alan has been pestering me forever about wanting to learn to knit so I think we are going to go out later and grab some Peaches & Cream and he can go off making some washcloths...I figure thats a GREAT beginner project AND its something that he can use everyday so its not like a scarf or hat that he can only wear when the weather is chilled....Well that was my reasoning what do you think LOL. Hell I might grab a few balls myself and make some Ballband clothes for myself...those are SOOO cute!

2 comments:

PlumpKnitter said...

The lace is looking great love the colors you chose.. I dont have the stamina for a lace shawl yet *lol* I'm working up to it.

Oh have to say love the socks as well they are on my to knit list
Awesome!!
And Happy B-Day !!!!!!

Kyle Kunnecke said...

the 18th was (is) my partner's birthday too! I hope you had a good one.

I agree with you about the dishcloths... I haven't ever knit a dishcloth but I have been tempted soon (since I don't usually knit with cotton) - hmmm... your post makes me consider it even more... I thought of it maybe as a good way to practice lace edgings...