That, up there, is the Valdai shawl I'm knitting from Berroco Cirrus held double. Loving every stitch of it, and loving the yarn too. Totally clever pattern, with an unusual construction. The silliest thing is: this could easily be a knit in a weekend. Specifically, I could easily knit it in a weekend. Yet I am entering week 2 to finish it. Moreover, I'm guilty of making gifts and gifting them before I'd even taken any photo of them.
Clearly I am off my game.
I've got plans to get the shawl and an as-yet-unstarted hat done this week and properly documented. If you're thinking about a last-minute gift knit, or a project for this holiday week, and if I were you, I'd be looking at Kay's Biggie Cowls. Some seriously sizable style, and an entertaining knit, too. Not just plain old rib on big needles, nuh-uh. win-win-win.
While all the knitting wasn't getting done, I'm pleased to report I found time to choreograph (Bob Fosse just spun in his grave..two..three..four) ) a mini flash mob during my mom's 80th birthday party last weekend.
|this was near the start of it|
|we got everyone in and up|
|We like funny hats and boas. I mean, who doesn't?|
Happy solstice, to all--and merry xmas if you are celebrating this week! I'll be back with more giveaways in a couple days.