Look! A flower on my plum tree. It must mean that Spring - real Spring, not meteorological Spring - is not far away. Please? It's been so chilly.
I've been slowly working on my Ishbel (linky in last post). If you knit the small size, you're supposed to knit a certain number of repeats of the lace charts, and for the large size, you knit another set of the repeats. I'm considering knitting the larger number of repeats for the smaller scarf. I know! How bold! I haven't made a final decision yet, and I'm at the point where I have to. So here's a couple of pictures of where I'm at, and all three of you can help me decide:
Here's a bit of a close-up:
If I want to end now, I start knitting the border lace. If I want to keep going, I repeat the two charts that got me the border I already have, then start the final border. So, what say you?
A note about this pattern -- It's fun, fast, and easy. I noticed that there are people on Ravelry who have knit more than one or plan to knit more than one, and I can see why. It's pretty, it's versatile, and it looks good in many different yarns. I might knit one using some of my Wollmeise...
In other parts of my life, I've had sick kids (Jr. Jr., minor cold) and sick kitties (the big one, same old anal retentive issues. Literally.)
Here's the little kitty, who thought she'd snuggle up in my armoire. When I left to get the camera, she was squished up in there, looking at me like "You are SO not getting me out of here!" When I got back, she was peering out, wondering why I wasn't grabbing at her:
Luckily her life was spared because she bedded down in the cotton turtlenecks and NOT the handknits.
And the Kitty Fairness Doctrine requires equal time, so here's the anal retentive kitty, snuggled up in the guest room:
And for Kippi, here's a picture of my Wollmeise Lace in Sundig und Verrucht:
Isn't it gorgeous! The one on the left is the dark version, and the one on the right is medium.