But first: new shawl.
This is the Lacy Baktus, and I made it in Universal Yarn Deluxe Worsted Long Print LP (sexy name, right? Rolls right off the tongue) in Apple Prchid. Yes, that's the what the label says. That can't be Apple Orchid, since that doesn't make any sense. They mean Apple Orchard, don't they? Because that's the color I see in this.
It's fun. I haven't blocked it — probably never will. It doesn't seem to need it.(And it was FAST! Not more than a couple of weeks of not much knitting.)
It even (and I didn't expect this, it being lacy and all) looked good on Lala.
I went out to lunch with Clara Parkes while wearing it, and she took this photo:
(Hang on! Did you see that thing I just dropped? Wait, let me get it; it was a name…. But I know. Clara Parkes! She's a peach. I mean a Prchea. And she wrote the lovely, lovely foreword for A Life in Stitches, and I'm lucky.)
NEW KNITTING GOAL
You know those old Mary Maxim patterns? Like this beauty?
And Hoedown, now out of print:
I WANT A MARY MAXIM-LIKE ACCORDION SWEATER. Can't you just see it? Musical notes, like Lala's, on the front. An image of my accordion on the back. Oh, be still my nerdy little heart. Easy to chart, right? Something like this (thanks to this fine program):
Except it would be in BLUE. Ahhh.
I have two sweaters and a scarf to finish before I can start this, but it's kind of all I can think about. Obsession. I haz it.
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