Friday, April 28, 2006
There it is, the Heavenly Stole! I am so delighted to be done with it, though I do like the finished project. The pattern is in Exquisite Little Knits, a very nice little book. It took two balls of Rowan Kid Silk Haze in Heavenly. I wasn't wild about actually knitting this--I didn't like the KSH much, and I had to pay more attention than I wanted to the knitting, yet it was a fairly boring pattern. I knit a shawl last year in Lorna's Laces Heavenly, which is similar to the KSH, and I don't remember it being this bad. It could be that it was just a more interesting pattern (the Meadow Flowers Shawl from Knitter's Stash), and I like my knitting to be either interesting or mindless enough that I can devote most of my attention elsewhere. But the finished stole is awfully nice. It's a Mother's Day gift, done in plenty of time! That brings my active WIP list to two...that can't be right. I'll have to start Kitty Pi or get serious about the Indian Summer Shawl. Or cast on for one of the dozen or so things on my waiting list :-)
Reading: Death of a Gossip by MC Beaton, the first in the Hamish MacBeth series. How have I not found these before? I love it so far--everything I look for in a British murder mystery is there: quirky characters, class conflict, the idiosyncratic constable. Awesome.
Writing: Yesterday, I did ANOTHER rewrite on my first scene in chapter five. Let me tell you, it's tough to highlight a whole scene, hit delete, and look at the cursor blinking right underneath Chapter Five. But I'm very happy with it now.
Cooking: We're having friends over for dinner tonight, so I think I'll improvise some sort of pasta. I also have egg roll wrappers. I forget what I bought them for, but perhaps an appetizer involving ricotta cheese? If it turns into anything edible, I'll post the recipe.