What have I finished this week? The skirt is done. I do like it. But I worry that the white makes it look like something that should be under another skirt. I may be investing in some dye for this. Maybe.
The lace was fun and pretty easy to do. If anyone is thinking about knitting a skirt, I'd recommend giving it a try. Having so much plain knitting makes for a good project when you have company or when you need to give your brain a rest.
I have also finished the Trellis market bag from last week. This was a total success. The lacy bag expands nicely. And it weighs hardly anything. It's going in the donation box.
I am halfway to finishing a scarf with reversible cables. A trick I've wanted to learn for a while now. It's a lot easier to do than it would have been to try and figure it out by myself. Thank you to those who do the technical stuff for us. This is also for donation.
And does anyone remember my knit along 1953 stockings? I'm not surprised. They've been resting for so long that they were in danger of going into hibernation. I quickly roused them and tried to remember what had stalled me. Turns out that I wasn't enjoying the lace pattern. The stockings weren't knit in the round but raher flat and sewn up the back at the end. I wanted to convert it to the round. This involved way more converting of knit to purl stitches complete with yarn overs and passed slip stitches. I got bored with it.
So, this week, I ripped out the lacy part and started over using a vintage lace pattern from one of my old pattern books. Maybe the diamond pattern is not exactly from 1953 but it would have been known then. Is that cheating? Doesn't matter, 'cuz I'm doing it.
I've been very happy this week just strolling through blogland, visiting my friends and being a follower. When I wasn't knitting, I was busy with less fun stuff. I might try this kind of holiday again...it was nice. And now I'm going to knit in the sun. Did you notice that sunshine in the photos? Hurrah!