I hate it when fashion sneaks up on me! After my recent neutral binge I thought I'd add a little color to my knitting life. Ordered some Rowan Cotton Glace after seeing the Knitters cover and thinking that looked good for our weather. Stopped by my local J Jill (which is in a small, tasteful strip mall, which means I walk straight in and out again) and bought a skirt that had pink accents, so I ordered the Jaeger Albany to make a matching jacket. Already had the Rowan Kidsilk in stash and though it would be nice with the skirt too. I SWEAR, I reached all these choices independently. Then I went to the mall and discovered what every other woman in North America already knows ... pink is this season's "it color". Oh thanks. Since I'm doomed to be unfashionable, I'm not fond of being halfway there... looking like I tried but didn't quite get it. I also don't want my knitted objects to be so over before I finish them! But I've got the yarn, like the skirt and darnit, I can be fashionable -- or post-fashionable -- if I want!
These two yarns are actually different tones in person and the Jaeger has that lovely mercerized sheen and is a tape yarn.
Here's the Kidsilk Haze Cobweb shawl so far. I've just increased to the final width and have about 6 repeats to go plus 2" edging. Still trying to decide if I want to repeat that extra two st st rows mistake as a design choice (about in the middle of this photo). This has been my carry-around project this week, which comes with inherent dangers.
Did a little goddess research. Yeah, I'm weird, but you knew that already. Hera was definitely the wrong choice for Goddess of Knitting. I hate that passive-aggressive blame the other woman and support the jerk bs - she's not qualified to wind my yarn! Hestia is too passive and homebound as well. Athena is the goddess of craftsmen, including weavers, so she's the logical choice. And she kicks butt. But I also have a soft spot for Arachne, the goddess whom Athena turned into a spider for telling the truth about Zeus in their weave-off. She's got that knitter's hubris (ok, my knitting hubris, which I know at least one or two of you share) and an eye for truth. Since I'm knitting Cobweb and starting Charlotte's Web soon I'm going with Arachne, but I'll try not to piss off Athena as I like my human form just fine.
Thanks for all the wonderful comments about the bunny sweater. I haven't answered them all or been posting to blogs this week because I've got numbness in my pinkies and ring fingers. Went to PT yesterday and doing better, but still avoiding excessive typing. Like this. I am reading blogs and do love all your comments, but please forgive if I don't answer or post. Need to get better.
Also need to have kids back in school! One more week to go, after which I will have to be scrapped off the floor.