With a deadline.
#1 came about in the middle of the night. After waking, but before going back to sleep, I thought of one skein of silk (rav linky) I have that just might match the dress I am thinking to wear to the wedding in June. In the daylight, it was discovered that the silk yarn does indeed match perfectly, and I think a mini-shawl of silk is just the thing for a beach wedding. After much searching and contemplating, I think I have settled on a mini-Annis out of this.
#2 So I was emailed Eldest my idea, and while she was flutzing around Rav on my login, she found a swimsuit cover-up, and asked me what I thought, which was not much, as it was a crocheted garment. Disappointed she was, but she did not have the mad advanced searching skilz that the Mother-Unit has. It required the purchase of a Vogue mag, but this (rav linky) was decided upon, and I even half most of the yarn required. The rest was tracked down through another Rav member (I just love poking through other people’s stashes!) and a swap was arranged for some of my hand-dyed handspun. Suh-weet! So #10 Mesh Cover-Up, out of this.
#3 In contemplating the idea of a swimsuit cover-up, I considered it would be good to have one also, and I like the wrap-the-triangle-around-the-hips action. I found a pattern for one, but on close inspection, I thought it was lame lame lame! And then I thought, that is nothing but a shawl! I have hundreds….nay….THOUSANDS!!! of shawl patterns at my finger tips that are very cool, some even in my queue already. What I need is a) one that I can wear on the beach like a hippy sarong thing, then wear as a shawl when I go back to my real life without beach butlers, b) a pattern that doesn’t take a lot of concentration because #1 and #2 above are going to take all my concentration, and c) can be made out of my stash. The Simple, but Effective Shawl, by Laura Chau, out of Maggi’s Linen. Perfect!
Quilting is continuing.
Spinning is continuing.
Socks are probably going to have to percolate for a bit.I do recognize my limits…after a fashion….