DD #1 is becoming a really talented cook. She made bread for us last week. It didn't last long. The bread was soooo good, hot out of the oven with a little butter. She says she wants to bake bread every Saturday this fall and winter. You won't see me complaining!
My Swallowtail is in the home stretch, I've reached the last chart, the peaked edging. I would have been done sooner, but I dropped the stitches on a nupp and had to tink back a row and a half to fix it. This is not a pleasant task on laceweight cashmere. There was much muttering and crankiness involved. I won't bore you with more pictures of it in progress. There should be finished, blocked photos in a few days.
I have also been working on a cabled vest. It's a pattern that I am making up as I knit. I'm thinking deep scooped neck and crochet edgings, but that could change, since I am designing this on the fly. The yarn is RY Classic Cashsoft DK. It is quite soft and lovely to work with. I've joined the Fall Cable KAL so this will be my project for that. I am very inspired by some of the projects I'm seeing over there. I'm sure there will be more cable projects in the near future. I modeled the vest in progress with some of my favorite bangles. These are my accessories de jour. I can put on jeans and a t-shirt, add the bangles and I feel all dressed up!
I am planning on making EZ's Norwegian mittens for my first Zimmermania project. I thought, with a stash the size of mine I would definitely have some yarn waiting for just such a project, but after much digging and contemplating, I decided that a trip to the LYS was in order. I fell in love the colors of Reynolds "Whiskey". It was tough narrowing my choices to just three. Once Swallowtail is off the needles I'll cast on for the the mittens.
DD #1 has discovered the wonders of the lace shawl. She keeps pilfering my Birch. She wanders around the house in her jammies swaddled in fuzzy gray goodness. She's asked for one of her own. I guess I'll be knitting lace for Christmas. I'm thinking some alpaca lace for her, in the Adamas pattern.