no…. not for my grandmother.
it was a self-discipline failure.
i found this single skein of undyed 100% superfine alpaca. sadly it was pricey~ but this is an 8oz skein of 665 yards of fluffy softness.
i could use it to brush up on my lace knitting skills before i tackle laced leaves cardi by carol feller?
humph. but why i don’t knit shawls and wraps is the enormous number of stitches to keep track of~ who needs to recount 3,000 stitches to confirm what row you are on or worse, what place you are in the lace pattern?
so i begin my first attempt. the only true inspired moment i have had was to choose a pattern that starts with a minimal amount of cast on stitches and increases to the nightmare number of stitches where i will no doubt loose track of where i am and give up on the project out of frustration.
seafoam shawl by sarah barbour
on another note… i hit 3 ½ miles of semi paved scenic footpaths up hill to knitting etc. yarn shop. (the iphone gps app really should have topography information)
worth the exercise, i take the bus back to town to admire my new stitch markers from the comfort of my hotel room with my feet up.