Remember last Friday when I decided "Retail Therapy" was the only way to get through my self pity for the lost trip to the mountains? Well, strike me down I’ve gone overboard now. Self control step aside I'm going for self indulgence.
Ever since Wendy and Kristine announced the Lara Along, the Bad Ass knitter and Good Grrl have been fighting it out in my head. Wendy knit Lara quickly and it was so elegant and beautiful. Then when Deanna brought her Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk project to Stitch and Bitch and I was able to touched the yarn…OMG! How could anyone resist it after that!? The Bad Ass voice grew in volume. And as if the planets were conspiring against my better judgment, Knitters Review had an article on the yarn and they liked it very much.
When I saw the colors at the shop and held a ball in my hands, it was all over. Would it be the elegant dark claret, soft baby blue, or the deep denim blue (YES)? The glorious Lara is now my ‘easy’ knitting. I am a Bad Ass Knitter…no apologies! Lara grows daily as she knits up quickly with only a few minutes invested here and there. Again today you should wish this was a ‘feel-a-blog’ as you would be in heaven once more.
In the book Lara is fastened with an elegant pin. Vintage pins were a passion of mine at one time so here are a few possibilities. I’m sure others will be found from the collection before Lara is complete.
The class for Lotus was a success on Tuesday night. Lisa is a fabulous guide as you can see.
Me: I’m not sure if the pattern will fit the number of stitches so I’m going to cut and paste a full chart of the back.
Lisa: How many stitches is the repeat?
Me: Uh, oh…I didn’t check that…looks like 32.
Lisa: How many stitches do you cast on?
Me: 320…DUH! It fits perfectly 10 times. Sigh…
So with a half repeat to start and 9 full repeats around and the other half of the repeat at the end, I’m knitting along. See why I'm taking a class? With a couple days of good knitting I should have something to show soon.
Stacey sent one of the cutest knitting cards I've seen. There was a sheep on the envelope, too. She wrote to tell me she enjoyed my blog and also said how much she like my Kersti Sally's Raglan. There is something very nice about receiving a hand written note. Thanks so much Stacey!!
Something came from my SP2 last night, too! You'll have to come back tomorrow to see what wonderful goodies she sent. Thank you Secret Pal!
Sharon’s had some bad knitting karma so send some good vibes her way.
And that great Laurie RAOKs the world! Check out free patterns!!