It's feeling rather autumnal around here at the moment. Everything is still very green but there's a definite chill in the air when I let the dogs out at night and first thing in the morning. Last night I even put on a pair of socks for the first time in ages.
I have been on total lace kick since leaving London. Diamond Fantasy is finished and blocked and looking rather lovely. I was wondering what to start next when my new IK arrived. The Swallowtail Shawl called out immediately, although it's more of a scarf than a shawl isn't it? After a disastrous start (4 starts and ripping outs actually) with some very, very fine pink laceweight on bamboo needles and a complete misreading of the chart I switched to some J&S laceweight wool in a lovely dark brown. That, coupled with reading the chart correctly, sorted things out and I'm now up to the first Lily of the Valley edging, complete with the dreaded nupps. Does anyone have a good method for making p5tog easy?
I am also very keen to start Bianca's Jacket from the same IK issue. I'm thinking of it in dark red, to be worn with corduroy or denim skirts and long boots. I have nothing that will get gauge straight off so I am fiddling around knitting various things together and seeing what I can come up with. At the moment it's looking like I will have to get the calculator out as well but I think that will have to wait until we have moved.
Talking of moving, which is pretty much all I talk about these days, we move into our cottage tomorrow. Hooray! Not so hooray for the fact that there will be no broadband until the end of the month. Given that I'm not sure we still have a dial-up modem, posts will be sporadic until then. Stick with it - just imagine all the photos I'll have to show you when things are finally sorted out...
Oh - just realised I forgot to link to this absolutely gorgeous pattern. Check it out - this is definitely going to be my next lace project.