It's been quite some time since my last post. That's due to a completely different work schedule and a crazy household schedule, but no more excuses. I promise.
I was surprised on Friday with a very special package from a very special Secret Pal.
Isn't it beautiful?!! Here, we have 3 skeins of KnitPicks
Shimmer in the Stained Glass colorway. Again, probably not a color I would choose for myself, but the combination is so pretty. This picture is slightly darker than the actual colors. I also received some Clover blocking pins. In the past, I've just used regular sewing pins, but now I can officially begin a real lace project!* My pal also included the KnitPicks
Candle Light Shawl pattern. I think this beautiful yarn with it's magnetic colors is yearning to be something else, though. I'll let you know what I come up with.
You can imagine that while juggling my sanity, I haven't had much time to actually knit. Here's the progress on my toe-up Jaywalkers.
This is still the first sock and I'm just about to turn the heel. I've also worked a bit on Cirque - just a few more inches into the stockinette portion. Pictures soon to be revealed.
My day began at 6 this morning, and I still have much more to do before I leave for work. Time to get moving!*My first actual project was a lace shawl that came out beautifully. I wound up giving it to my stepdaughter because I couldn't see myself actually wearing it. I will say that it was a good effort for my first actual project (what was I thinking?). My stepdaughter, to this day, drapes it over her bed when she makes it up in the morning. I think she might be prouder of it than I am!