Everywhere I turn I see hearts! I know it's because of Valentine's day. I always want to make something for my Valentine, but he doesn't really appreciate knitted items. I thought about making him some socks, but I don't want to spend time making socks and attach the Valentine's day expectations on those socks, and have him hate them or never wear them, so I'm going to skip making him anything. I actually really want to knit these mitts by Smariek. They would be a valentine's day gift to myself. I might get to it later this month though. They are doing a KAL in the Fingerless Glove Fanatics group for this pattern, but I told myself I was going to knit a stole this month. The stole wasn't working out so I switched to a shawl, now the shawl is giving me problems. I think I am lace knitting disabled.
I really do want to get it down someday. I even started designing and making shawl pins. See:
they are sort of rustic, because I don't quite have the right tools yet. I do like them anyway.
Someone asked me if I was going to sell them. I am not adverse to the idea, I just don't want to do etsy, or ebay. I do have a paypal account and if anyone really wants one just let me know and we can work something out.
Ok, nothing, but I am knitting a stole. I am knitting Juno Regina, so far, I am not feeling very inspired. Maybe because I had to "tink" 4 or 5 rows last night. (For you non-knitters "tink" is knit spelled backwards, so I was knitting backwards, because the alpaca lace yarn I was using makes it impossible to just frog, plus it's lace, and I would lose a yarn over or something). I haven't instituted a life line yet, but I am using my nickel options that my dad gave me for my birthday, so I should be able to put one in when I feel it's worth it.
Here is what I had yesterday morning, which is about what I have this morning, all yesterday's work was lost.