LACE! LACE! and MORE LACE!
It's lace, lace, lace here these days. My sock addiction hasn't gone away, but boy, am I attracted to knitting lace shawls and scarves these days.
I joined two lace groups, Embrace the Lace and Year of Lace.
The picture above is from the Embrace the Lace group and is two gorgeous skeins of Malabrigo lace yarn in a special colorway dyed just for the group.
The finished project is supposed to look like this for the front and the back.
I'm in the midst of casting on and it's going slow. Not because of the pattern, but because I have so many other projects on the needles.
The Year of the Lace project is a bit bigger project.
It's a beautiful woodland shawl and will be done in Lorna's Laces in a pretty green with brown tones.
I only got this project yesterday and am still in the fondling the lace stage of the project. Need to wind the yarn and locate my lace needles in the size for this project. I don't think this is going to be one of my "mindless" projects where I watch television and knit. I think I'm going to have to concentrate on the charts.
As a long time devotee of Anne Hanson patterns, I've finally found the courage to knit some of them. Currently I'm working on her Japanese feather stole. Check out her website for her gorgeous patterns at http://knitspot.com/. She's a superb designer and the pictures of her patterns take your breath away.
I hope you're finding time to indulge your creative gene. If not, think about what you'd like to create - painting, sculpting, knitting, quilting, or whatever. And then go for it.
Happy Easter. Happy Spring.