Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Finish and Covet

I still don't have any pictures of my finished wimple, I'm afraid. Last night I was too busy finishing up one of my longest-running works in progress.

Done. David's Wedding Kilt Hose are done. All of the ends are woven in, even. Done, done, done!

After I finished them, I sat and petted them for a little while. These are nice, if I do say so myself. Now I just have to wash and block them, and they'll be all set for their big day. Actually, blocking these might be tricky; any suggestions?

We had an interesting winter storm last night. First there was snow, then freezing rain, then just rain. We ended up with 1/4 inch of ice on top of 1-2 inches of snow. The university even decided to operate on a two-hour delay! This is the first weather delay we've had in my four years here. So my office didn't open officially until 10--but I still got here around 8:30. Why? Because I had to drop my car off at the mechanic and then I had another doctor appointment at 9:40, so I just had my ride drop me at my office. I spent the time goofing off, obviously.

And I found something wonderful. Something I covet. Something that people who might give me birthday gifts might want to write down.

It's the lovely Creatures of the Reef lace shawl kit, found here. When looking for lace patterns I've been avoiding triangular shawls, but this one definitely turns my head. So. Pretty.

What colors am I interested in? Ruby, suede, jade, Aegean blue, pewter. That's not in order of preference--I would be equally happy with any of those colors, I think. Someone who didn't want to spend $40 plus shipping on my birthday gift might consider buying me one or both of the recommended needles. 'Cause you know that if no one else buys this for me, I'm buyin' for myself come July 14th. I want to knit this shawl.


Anonymous said...

the kilt hoes are done! woo hoo!

that is all.

Knitting Magic Girl said...

Hooray for finished kilt hoes! Congrats on the accomplishment!

Maybe coat hangers, bent into a sock-shape would work? or cut out a giant sock blocker from cardboard and contact paper or something.

Barbara said...

Finished hose pretty! Good for you! Hooray for woven in ends!

Beautiful shawl. I've been not thinking about making a lace shawl. Nope, been not thinking about it a bunch.

Abby&David said...

Those are some sweet hoes! I don't know what blocking means, but I hope it goes well. I can't wait to get to wear them.

Katie said...

I never noticed these were done. oops! they look fantastic!!!!!!!!!