That's Alecia above----------the second bride of the season happily posing with my knitting. I stuck these socks in my knitting bag along with the ginormous gold shawl and actually knocked a few rounds off the socks while sitting in the back of the church during the ceremony! People give me the funniest looks................................ what, you don't knit in church? Please! She is (as is readily apparent) not a knitter but more than happy to strike a pose with the Last Sock. I didn't want to bore you two weeks in a row with what looks for all the world like a big gold shawl stuck in the same place it was previously.
Secondly I'll say is that those knitter girls were no boogerin' help whatsover in helping me decide whether or not the beginnings of the spring green silk shawl were going to work, whether it needed to be sized down, or whether the "THANG" that the silk yarn brings to the shawl party is going to make it all relatively moot. The word seems to be knit for a bit longer. I'm not sure how long a bit is so for the moment I'm intent on finishing the last 6 rows on the happy green socks. That will be one item finished and the void they leave in my knit world shall be filled with something mitteny. I think.
Friend Francis (who is a knitter of course) was kind enough to get me over the hump with the long languishing (finished) boat cover. It SHALL be frogged and re-knit into the Everyday Cardigan. I'm pretty excited about it although not looking forward to the frogging. There are miles and miles and miles of Cascade Eco to be frogged in the boat cover! I bet I can get TWO regular person sized sweaters out of that ginormous cardi. I'm hoping I can talk Silvana into bringing her swift to knitting next week. How better to frog miles of yarn than with a borrowed swift, some friends and lots of coffee! Then I'm pretty sure I'll have to bring it home, and wet it down, drying with some weight to remove what shall surely be scrunchy squiggles of yarn that will undoubtedly make me crabby. Funny another sweater in the plans when I said that I'd do a season without one! Perhaps I just need to have a sweater in the works! (Even one knit of yarn whose very cream=ness at the height of the endless project of boat coverliness was scorching my retinas!)
Last shot of Alecia, I just love this one~! She was SOOOOOOO happy on her wedding day and it made me smile. Sometimes it does pay when you have to wait a bit and work through some sorrow to find your Prince!