Saturday, January 19, 2008

I ♥ the weekend

Well, what a successful day!
I have completed a number of minor repairs around the house that were causing ongoing domestic irritation. Small stuff, but very satisfying.

In celebration I baked a dozen cupcakes, then j got up and ate most of them...

As an antidote to the penance sweater (see below), I have cast on Charlotte's Web. I've started off with the skein of Claudia's Hand Painted Fingering I had left over when I decided to make the Chevron Scarf shorter. I plan to choose the next yarn from my (larger than I expected) stash of sock-weight yarns.

This will be my first shawl. I'm not sure I'm really a shawl person, but they always look so nice on other people and I know I'm definitely a scarf person and it doesn't seem a million miles from one to the other, so we'll see...

On the Hogwart's front:

I have sent for the yarn for my Hogwarts Sock Kit Swap partner. She's in Ravenclaw and there are some lovely colourways out there. I'm still trying to decide which bag pattern to use, but I'm leaning towards a sock project-sized bag, maybe with a drawstring and some charms...not sure yet.


Grace Yaskovic said...

Your pretty shawl looks good, I rarely wear them but I love knitting them, since right now I am under the weather I am wrapped in my all purpose Lacy Prairie from Cheryl Oberle I knit in Caron's acrylic but its functional and works so well!!!

Rowena Hopkirk said...

Charlotte is a beautiful shawl! Word to the wise: It seems to be designed for smaller ladies; you may want to add more pattern repeats. I needed two extra koigu skeins for mine.