I spent the weekend doing quite a bit of knitting. There was the Ballband, of course.
The Pudorosa got some more stitches. It's really shaping out now and I am very happy with how it's looking so far.
A close up of the lace pattern. It's a really pretty one. I think it's called Fishtail Lace. Whatever it is, I like it.
My Mystery Stole. Apparently I am very fond of thinking things are way harder than they actually turn out to be. Knitting with laceweight is no harder than knitting with a DK weight. Tinking is much harder though! Using a crochet hook to add beads is pretty easy too. Thus far, it has been fairly smooth sailing once I figured out what size needle looks best with the Misti Alpaca Laceweight [2.5mm although I would have gone down to 2mm if I wasn't worried about losing even more width and length than I already will]. The designer made her stole with Zephyr Wool/silk on 3.5mm needles. So I will be losing a good bit of width and length but I think that will be okay. If not, I'll use it as a giant scarf.
I was awarded a Award by Miss Scarlett this weekend. I rock? Alright! Now it's my turn to award five fabulous women and I have been thinking about this ever since I found out I'd been gifted with this honour. It isn't as easy as it sounds. Only five? Hmmm... I think I've managed to narrow it down. Fortunately Scarlett awarded Cynthia already so that leaves me another spot.
So without further ado, here are my five Rockin' Girls!
Katy: My very first on-line friend. We met on the SnB forum. Apparently when you are on a knitting site and your handles have more to do with food than knitting, you stand out a little. This girl would stand out anywhere though. Anyone who can finish a marathon with a cracked hip must be a rockin' kind of girl. She knits, she runs, she fosters Greyhounds. The woman can also conserve water like nobody's business.
Suzanne: Whose generousity and thoughtfulness has made my day more than once. She rocks the science lab and plays with equations for fun. Her designs are always clever and they turn out so beautifully with just the right amount of artistry and planning. Smart, beautiful and creative, how could I not award her a Rockin' button.
Kristy: Another generous soul. Her heart is huge and her love of quotes inspiring. The woman can crank out the origami, knit socks like a pro (she just started knitting socks last year) and her beaded stitch markers are creations to admire. She isn't afraid to take on a big project either.
Dipsy: Whose vacations take me around the world vicariously. Her knitting is always beautiful and holy sock knitting Batman! The woman is a sock knitting fiend. Her designs are beautiful and very well written. She loves to fly down the ski slopes and her pictures of her area of the world are amazing. Mostly I admire her ability to speak more than one language proficiently.
Lolly: Whose Project Spectrum has inspired me and many others to look at the colours around us with a different eye. To try to knit with colours we don't normally choose and even more scary to put them together. Her love for her family and husband shines. Her love of photography and writing showcase both her knitting and her surroundings to perfection.
ETA: Oops, I forgot to say, copy the image, paste it to your post and award five fabulous women you think deserve this award. Then display it with pride in your sidebar.