Or Sand River, as it were...
I DID finish the scarf (see below) and I DID cast-on for one in Red Bamboo. I need to go and get some smaller needles... I cast on with US7 and the end result: yuck. Too holey for the lace pattern. Does this make sense? The stitches were all big and uneven--- RRRRRIP.
So, I had some Socks that Rock in the Farmhouse Colorway... it's the STR heavyweight wool (from Kira!) and it's making a nice Sand River. I think I will turn the Red bamboo into something else... the variegated yarns just look so yummy in this pattern. It's a great way to "test drive" some yarn that you might have just one or two skeins of. Y'know, the yarn you look at and say "hmm... what can I do with one or two?". So, of course, there is more yarn en route.
So, the overwhelming need to cast on? Moved right in over the weekend. I am still working on my mom's sweater. I needed a colorwork break. So, I cast on for the Fountain Lace Cardigan from Classic Elite. It'll be knit in Cascade Superwash 220., in a real blueberrry blue. For PC's mom.... she'll really like it.
Monica's scarf was my first "real lace"... I am pretty proud of it. It also made me want to knit EVERYTHING lace. The speed. The need to move onto the next repeat. The "oh!" when you figure out what it's supposed to look like!
Oh, and I made some mittens. They need thumbs (tonight), but they are pretty cool--- a cabled mitten pattern. It's pretty neat... anyone want to test-knit it for me? I am asking b/c I don' t want to sell it, I would offer it up for free. But, I don't think it's good enough to make it into Knitty or Magknits. It's a simple pattern. Drop me an email or leave a message in the comments (don't forget your contact info).