If anyone is reading this... hello again. It's been awhile. Like almost a year kind of awhile. Almost a year of airports and hotels and then another airport then home long enough to do laundry, feed the cats, sleep a little, then back to the airport and another hotel. I really intended to post - but the road to hell and all - well, it leads to another airport and a hotel with iffy internet connection. Thanks to those of you who emailed to find out if I was still here. If I didn't answer, I'm sorry. Please don't take it personally. I got a bit swamped with all the travel. (And a very BIG I'm sorry if you got spam from me recently... someone or something hijacked my site name and sent all kinds of spam all over the place. Sheesh. Do people have nothing better to do????)
I'm now in Dallas on a long term assignment. It's too far to fly back home every week, so I'm staying at a long term hotel, which is basically what a pricey NY studio apartment would look like. It's cute. A little brown on the color scheme side, so maybe cute isn't really the word, so nice maybe... and best of all, it's got free high speed. Help me say it people, hall-e-high-speed-lujiah!
And yes, there is knitting...
Meet Lords and Ladies from Rowan #41. She's a wrap around sweater with a lace border knit in Crack-Silk Haze. And I do love me some crack-silk lace. I'm using color # 637, ice cream. It doesn't really look very ice-creamy to me - more like a really creamy tan, but I like it.
Here she is all laid out - I think she kind of looks like a snow angel. Without the snow and all. The body is mostly stockinette, and then the fronts are bordered in around 8 inches of lace that is picked up from the bottom of one front, knit all around then neckline, then down the other front. One row is 395 stitches. Yeah. 8 inches at 395 stiches per row. Good thing I like the lace.
It's good knitting, and I like the way it's coming out. Despite some early problems with the lace... don't ask me about tinking back 6 (or more) rows more than once (or three times) after I stayed up knitting later than my eyes could actually focus. (Did I mention the 395 stitches per row? Oh yeah, I did.) Note: knitting lace is best done when one's eyes are o-p-e-n.
Here's a close-up of the lace, sans blocking, but you get the idea. I'm done with the front border now - and as much as I love the lace, can I just get another hal-e-done-with-the-395-stitch-rows-lujiah?! I'm working the borders on the sleeves now - another 8" of the lacy goodness at a mere 75 stitches per row. Hoo boy.
Or I maybe I should say Yee Haw. Since I'm in Dallas and all. At least for a spell.
So, um, ya'll come back now, y'hear?