Not the Best Week…
I think we can all agree that three migraines in one week requires a mandatory downgrade from good week to “I survived” week. It also wasn’t the best week for knitting. I didn’t knit on a single sock. But I did want to have something to knit that didn’t require a lot of thinking and didn’t use dpns. The Habu silk, which won’t be socks but a scarf from VLT, seemed too much a challenge. But I did have a yen for lace, easy lace. A blog post of Beth’s set me onto the right project for my fragile brain. I don’t remember the post, as her idea wasn’t the main topic, but she mentioned wanting to knit a smokering. I knew I had a pattern for one of those, called a wimple in the pattern I had, that was in the Japanese Feather lace motif from BW#2. I scoured my downloaded knitting patterns file and found it from Caryll Designs: the Wavy Feather Wimple. Perfect. Caryll used 75/25 Quiviut/Merino-Silk from her online shop, which having fondled quiviut, I knew would be divine but I wanted to knit NOW. So I cast-on in Fleece Artist Merino in Ruby.
I used a US 5 needle, whereas the pattern calls for US6 if using fingering weight, but I didn’t have a 16″ size 6 circular needle, so I added an extra repeat. It’s a very easy lace pattern, but it is very pretty, and I think the size will be OK. It looks rather blobby in the photo above, but it’s lace on a circular needle. It’s also a nice size project to knit during warmer weather.
So this project makes me optimistic, although I remain a bit leery concerning the whole headache issue. I get migraines in clusters, and the last on Thursday was a doozy, which often marks the end of a cluster. Keep your needles crossed!
I hope everyone has a good weekend!