Lions and Lambs

I’ve done lots of knitting this month. Want proof? Look at my To Be Blocked Pile:

Awaiting Blocking

That is a Featherweight Cardigan on the bottom (Dream in Color Baby in Chinatown Apple) and a Simple Thing Shawlette on the top (Madtosh Sock in Rosewood). They are both beautiful beautiful beautiful and I love them to bits… but my house has been like a train station with people coming in and out and being home for a week and dogsitting for my sister and… long story short, I haven’t been able to commendeer a spare bed. That’s OK, because it means I’m seeing all of my siblings, but as soon as they’re done going back and forth I am totally claiming the space back.

Anyway. Since I wasn’t blocking, I finished up the perfect spring project:

Lace Ribbon Scarf
Pattern: Lace Ribbon Scarf by Veronik Avery.
Yarn: Ellen’s Half Pint Farm Merino/Tencel Sock in Iris, purchased at MDSW08.
Needles: US 3/3.25 mm
Notes: So, uh. I cast this scarf on. Um. A year ago. This was after I held on to the yarn for a year, because purple and green is one of my favorite combination of all time. So I decided on The Lace Ribbon Scarf pattern, started, got about two thirds of the way through…and petered out. And picked it up again three days ago and finished, so there. Sometimes you just need a break. A long one, in this case.
My timing, though, is excellent. It is spring, but early spring, when the wind is still chilly and you want something to wear against the damp. What better than a scarf the color of lilacs? (The colorway name is Iris, but I think Lilac every time I look at it.)
I’m not blocking it, at least not right now, because I’m really happy with the drape right now — that would be the tencel, thank you tencel — and I just want to wear it and be gleeful. So I will.

What else, what else is on the needles.. socks! I finished some socks. And I’m halfway through a baby blanket. Working on a new sock design. And yet, I really, really want to cast on some delicate lace. I feel a bout of startitis coming on. Feel free to take bets on how long I can hold out before I start throwing new projects on the pile. (Here’s a hint: not long.)

3 Replies to “Lions and Lambs”

  1. Family intervened and how! I had time to knit, but forget trying to get pictures, especially while my sister was here with her dog. He thinks yarn is a snack.

  2. Lovely, precious things!!! I tried the Lace Scarf a few months back when I had the flu but was so feverish I couldn’t keep track of my stitches and gave up after about 5 inches – pretty sad story but it’s mine . . . . . colour is an excellent choice for spring. Looking foward to seeing you in the new cardi too – AND to the new design and baby blanket and all the other wonderful new projects. Hope you have a lovely Easter – with the family??

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