Well, the first shipments of Year of Lace 2009 have been sent. Folks lucky enough to live in close proximity to the store were able to pick their kits up, but I have to wait.
Yeah, that’ll happen!
I’ll be doing crazy things like calling my husband at 3 pm to see if he’s checked the mail yet. And maybe again at 4 pm. If the package happens to arrive while I'm at work, I'll probably embarrass myself by trying to bribe him with cookies to bring it to the office. I'll check when I get home from work, and quite likely check again just before bed.
In the meantime, I’ve got my February Lady Sweater to keep me occupied. I was much more methodical in my approach to the yoke the second time around, actually keeping track of how many increases I had done and making sure my buttonholes were evenly spaced. The mere fact that my second attempt at buttonholes looks so much better than the first ones makes me quite pleased with the frogging of a couple weeks ago.
I’ll tell you, though, I was so happy to finally be able to put the sleeve stitches off on waste yarn and start working on the body. I had 296 stitches on the needles by then, and the whole thing was getting heavy and unruly. I need to try it on again, but I think that I’ve got 5-6 inches left to go before I do the garter stitch at the bottom.
The weather here continues cool and cloudy, and the lack of decent light is once again an excuse for this post being sans pictures.
The flowers don’t seem to mind the grey, though. This is the time of year when the views change daily, with something new bursting into leaf and flower every single day. The landscape around me seems to be positively quivering with potential, fresh greens and bright flowers everywhere.
I just hope my lace kit doesn’t decide to take any sightseeing detours.