Thank you for your wonderful comments about Tempest. It's one of my favorite sweaters, too and I'm dreaming of starting a second...soon.
In June I knit a sweater, a shawl, and 3 blanket squares (a community project). (Why does that feel like an inadequate total? And, why do I always think I can finish a sweater faster than I do?) Everything was finished this past week…all at once…just like that, nothing graced my needles! It was scary and somehow freeing, but it lasted only a few seconds as I had a project, two projects in fact, at the ready.
(Oh wait! Transverse is on the needles. However, at the moment she is a fill in project, the only project that has no deadline. Transverse was started while awaiting yarn for my next big lace project, Cleite.)
The story of this mythical figure has captured my imagination. She was a woman capable of great things in spite of adversity.
Cleite is being knit for a friend who is striving to live her life in a positive and strong way after a cancer diagnosis. Names have great meaning for her and Miriam's Cleite felt like the right fit as my friend is also tall, strong and very commanding by nature. This springy color, a color that signifies new life, is her favorite.
Opulence knits like buttah. So smoothly, so effortlessly, so beautifully it slips across the fingers and around the needle. Every stitch fills me with happy, positive energy and I know the shawl will do the same for her. My prayer is that this shawl will give her wings to soar above her troubles and to become strong and healthy once again.
Sunday is the last day you can donate to support Team Claudia as they endeavor to raise money for the MS Ride. Check out the fabulous prizes and give all you can to support her and the fight against MS! Knitters Rock!