I won the battle with the pi shawl, see yesterday's post for details. It ready for the first lace section out of three. The anger has passed and I am loving it again. As a reward I cast on another citron shawl. I know, before you say "again?" I want to clarify that I did give one as a Christmas present. So technically I only have the one to wear. The yarn is mystery yarn of sorts. I bought it at the fiber festival from a vendor who was desperate to sell her yarn, I felt sorry for her and bought this lace weight. It's NOT labeled and I wrote the name of the wool down quickly then couldn't read it when I came home. My writing tends to be illegible at times. Anyways, from googling the many varieties of sheep I'm quite confident the wool is California Variegated Mutant spun lace weight (I wrote "cal var mut"). I like it because it has a crispness to it and it's somewhat soft. I also get a giggle when I find bits of vegetable matter that was spun in!! (like a twig)
Last night I also worked on my sweater that has been neglected since before Christmas. It has become my night time knitting since lace knitting ends up with mistakes. No more ripping out errors due to fatigue and faulty reasoning. I am half way through the body of the sweater.
The Snow Child continues to be my read this week. Half way through the book and it's still a compelling read. I'm enjoying the fairy tale like story line and of course all the descriptions of snow-fall snow, spring snow and of course the drifted deep snow. It's a good read and you should try it!
When I gave up on my first pi shawl, I pulled out my Elizabeth Zimmerman copy of The Knitter's Almanac. I have loved her writing for over 30 years because she is funny and informative. You should own all of her books as well :)
What are you knitting and reading this week?