Just didn't have much to blog about. But I finished a gorgeous beaded shawl and it's now blocking.
Each to Each Shawl and I bought a kit (which I never, ever do) from Earthfaire. I used the Lucas colorway. The yarn is Freia Ombré Fingering weight, and it's 70 merino/30 silk. Just wonderful to knit with. So why the kit? I figured that it was just easier to try out a new yarn for me, plus get matching beads. Her service is great and I'll buy from her again.
I find myself uninterested with socks at the moment. There's always a pair on the needles for mindless, TV knitting, but that's it, at least for now. What's obsessing me are shawls and scarves. Lace, lace and more lace, with an interesting new technique for me: mosaic knitting with lace. I bought Mosaic and Lace Knits and fell in love with the ideas. I've done a lot of mosaic and other slip stitch knitting, but never with this complexity. This is fun and challenging with both knits and purls on the right and wrong sides and the fun of lace, too. Good stuff.
Quilting? I don't remember what that is. All I want to do is knit. My poor quilts in progress. But I'll get back to them and then will not want to knit. So it goes.