Flights of Fancy
There are some bloggers who I am very jealous of. They have really nifty cameras, and are able to take those lovely macro photos of their knitting. I really, really, really want a camera like that. Hmm, maybe if I sell some stash. . .
I took some photos of my Swallowtail in progress. This yarn, although gorgeous in person, is very difficult to photograph well. The color is a warm mossy green. It's hand painted cashmere from Just Our Yarn.
If any of my readers have made this shawl, do you mind telling me roughly what percentage of the top width of your shawl is border? The yarn I'm using is much finer than that call for, and I need to do some math to work out how many more repeats I need to do. The body of the shawl has a repeat of 6 stitches, and the border repeats every ten. So I'm figuring I should go another 5 repeats and end up with an additional 6o stitches. I want to figure out if that will get me a dimension I can live with. I'm at 13 repeats, on more and I'll be done with the Budding Lace,
according to the pattern. When stretched, the top currently measures
28". Hopefully the yarn will hold out. I've got two skeins of 500 yard each.
I started a pair of socks for DD #1. I'm using a stitch pattern from Sensational Knitted Socks. It's working out really nicely with the Knitpicks yarn I'm using. The color way is Smores.
We've got a busy night. It's Back to School Night at DS's high school. No time for links. Sorry.