Some life happened, folks. I’ve been having some health problems, which I won’t go into here. One of them I knew about and I’ve been coping with it. The other one came flying in out of left field and caught me flat footed. Add in a couple of adverse drug reactions (HIVES!) and these past two weeks have not been fun. The scariest thing about it, though, is how the VA came through for me on some drugs that would have otherwise cost me $94 for 20 pills, as well as the other meds I needed. Anyway. Hopefully, things will settle back down again and I’ll have more frequent updates.
I’ve started working on this Cable Edged Shawl pattern which I’m doing in a Lion Brand Heartlands yarn called “Glacier Bay.” It’s worked as a garter tab from the leading edge downward, and you put the edging on last, working at right angles to the shawl body. You work the whole body first, and I’ve got a way to go on that. Simple garter stitch, but with a nice edging.
I’ve also gotten a little farther along on my modification of this pattern. I took the hint of using dental floss as lifelines, putting in a lifeline after every pattern repeat. I like the way it’s coming along so far, especially the texture of the shawl body.
I’m on my third pattern repeat. You can see how the garter stitch lace edging is shaping up. The only hard part about it, actually, is the garter stitch lace bit. The rest of it is pretty straightforward. So far, so good. I will post the pattern on my knitting blog when I get it worked through.
I’ve been doing a re-re-re. . . read of C. J. Cherryh’s Foreigner books, which has been instrumental in helping me keep my sanity through the fun and games I’ve been having. I’m about halfway through. There’s a new Sebastian St. Cyr book due out, which I’m looking forward to. Regency murder mystery . . .!
That’s all the news that’s fit to print for now.