Now For Something Different...Pictures!
My Jaywalkers are coming along, but not really worth a picture. For some reason, this project is just cursed for me. I'm constantly making mistakes (two pattern rounds in a row, dropped sts, etc.) that I normally don't make. As Chrissy mentioned, it's not a difficult pattern, except for the sizing, and we all know I had those issues too. I'll be glad when these are done.
My Backyard Leaves is coming along sloooowly, because I am anxious to get those Jaywalkers off the needles. But here's a little shot of it, to show you my yarn selection. I decided to start over with Cascade 220, color number 9451. It is a gorgeous shade of bluish-green. It was possibly insane to choose this pattern as my foray into lace, but so far I'm not having problems with it. It's really, really fun to knit.
Because I am a Bad Knitter, I have cast on another project, with yarn I bought while Kara was here. (Never was human nature weaker than in a yarn shop. Or was that a bookstore?) This is Edgar from the fall Knitty, in Noro Silk Garden, color number 87. I've been hearing so much about this yarn from many of you bloggers, so I wanted to try it out. Call me simple, but I am incredibly amused by both self-striping yarns and modular knitting. Combine the two, and I am practically giggly. Although I find the colors fascinating (it's indigo! it's verdigris! it's fuchsia!), I'm not completely smitten with the fiber itself. Do I need to give this a bath to bring out it's loveliest qualities? Thoughts?