Okay, so my ride never showed up for Syracuse. All my plans were shot today and I was mildly pissed off. You know, I really wanted to go. I wanted to support my team, take a look at all the hot boxing guys. Um yeah, I said it. Fighters have the best bodies on earth. Normally that's not my deal, but knowing what goes into it makes me appreciate it a lot more.
So no boxing, no knitting on the ride, no scoping out hot guys. What's a gal to do? She just sobs a couple of times and heads on over to her LYS for her consolation prize.
But she gets her first consolation prize on the way.
At the yarn shop she ends up with this for her work on project spectrum. Actually, I had a nice time perusing the lace knitting books, squishing yarn and all the normal comforting activities afforded at a LYS. It was a good soothing place to go after disappointment. Plus, while I was wandering around, the perfect felting project came to me. So keep on the look out! Barbara Walker is going to earn her keep and I think I will get this one done lickety split.
And I decided that the last consolation for the day shall be buying yarn for a new project. Tell me folks, I have two patterns that I want to knit. The yarn for each is sitting in my shopping basket at Knit Picks and Elann. Which should I Knit?
We have project Picovili by Grumperina. I love the way this turned out for April. If I chose this one I will knit it in the cloud color of Shine. Yes it's pretty much the same color as the Grumperina's but I really like it and it will look good on me. I just really love the shaping in this pattern. It's so flattering. Pro = flattering fit Con = miles o'stockinette
Second is project high neck lace top from Holiday Vogue 2005. I love most of the victoriana patterns in this issue, but this one really stands out to me for it's combination of texture and lovely lace. I could definitely see myself wearing this and I would love to knit it eventhough it does require seeming. The hard part has been finding a yarn that I like, but I decided that Quechua at Elann would do the trick probably in either parchment or charcoal. Pro = Interesting pattern Con = Vogue instruction suck the big one and I will have to seem it
Watcha think? Which project will console me more? ;-)