So, spirit fingers! I made the blog all cute and Springy and bright and cheerful. But what good does that do if I don't actually contribute anything worth looking at and/or reading?
I'm here to say that even though I've been away for a really, really, really long time, I have actually been knitting. Not as much as I was a couple of months ago. Mostly because I work at a quilt shop three days a week and it's had a little bit of influence on my crafting and creating endeavors. But I have been knitting nonetheless.
Knitted Lace of Estonia is a beautiful book and I am very happy that I bought it on a whim from Borders back in February. Stuffed with a rich history behind the making of original lace creations by women of Estonia, this book offers tons of patterns that are challenging, fun, and breathtakingly beautiful. It's really fun for me to be knitting something that is totally challenging for me... it's keeping me on my toes every step of the way! But, at the same time, I totally get it - the instructions are flawless, and that makes everything doable. In keeping with my 2010 New Year's resolution, I am knitting from a chart for the very first time. GO ME!!!
I'm knitting a scarf for the fearless leader of my aforementioned knitting swap group on Ravelry.com. The yarn I selected for him reminds me of the colors in a peacock's tail feathers - teal, navy, black, and gold - and this pattern suits the yarn well.
As I dive more into the progress of this scarf, I'll be updating more here. I'm liking the look of this one so far, and I'm sure I'll be ready to show off my work once this thing grows some more. Until then, let's all try and forget that this project was supposed to be finished waaaaaay back when... yeah, I try not to think about that. And, instead, I'm looking at the scarf I'm knitting and hoping it will be well worth the wait.
Until more progress is made, I'll try a little harder to keep in touch.
Much love to knitter-bloggers everywhere!