I apologize for the dearth of posts lately, between poor Happy and my day job things have been hella busy. That doesn’t mean there is no great creative going on though 🙂
In a few weeks I’m leaving on a cruise with Tito and my parents for a week. It will be a much-needed unwinding sort of vacation. My mother has specifically asked that I bring at least one really nice dress (which I read as ‘you’re normally a bit schleppy, can you try to dress up a little?) so to make her happy I’ve chosen out a really pretty minty blue/green floor-length dress.
I decided that I would knit myself something fabulous to wear with it, and I wanted to use up 2 skeins of Mad Tosh sock in a colour called ‘cerulean’ that I bought from Eweknit at last years frolic. The problem was that the dye lots didn’t quite match. They did match the dress beautifully though, and I was determined to use them.
I decided that striping with a lace shawl would make me crazy, so I chose to knit a giant Haruni. I’m using the lighter of the 2 skeins for the body and the darker one for the lace at the bottom. The pattern suggests that you reserve about half your yarn for the lace edging, so the second skein should do nicely. This baby will hopefully max out at about 800 yards of yarn, so it should be huge.
I’m finally finished with my body repeats – I went to 16 stems instead of 12 (I believe 2 extra full start repeats) and I’m super pumped to attach the darker yarn and get going on the lace! I promise to take FO shots on the cruise, with the dress 😉