Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Loooooonnnnnggggg Weekend

A Friday through Monday weekend with very little knitting. But....

 Mini "Seriously Simple Shawl" originated by Wendy Johnson and modified by me. You're all in shock, I know.
 Get a good look at it because it will NEVER happen again. Wendy's pattern is great, I just get ADHD knitting lacy objects. I'm still in fear that I goofed up the thing as the two sides are not identical. Are they supposed to be? Sorry Wendy but apparently seriously simple lace is beyond me. Thank goodness there are so many fantastic lace knitters out there.

Now, non-knitting time was spent here at the Amherst Woman's club in Amherst, MA. Lovely house all decked in period furnishings. Attended a wedding reception/clambake on a most gorgeous day.

This tree was interesting;have no idea what flavor it is.  It stood on the front of the club's lawn. 
We couldn't have asked for better weather.
I did manage to start a lighter-than-fingering-weight set-in sleeve project using ultra fine alpaca (Berrocco). This is going to be a long project so I also grabbed the bulky weight (see, I told you I needed to finish the shawl so I could use the size 10 needles!) and cast on for another set-in sleeve project. Notice I said project and not given them a specific description. Yes, I'm learning. I change my mind designs so often in the middle I just have to wait with the rest of you to see how it turns out. And with that, I leave you to go back to surfing the interwebs.

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