Yesterday I cast on for a new project. No, it wasn't Kauni-related. Rather it was this lace stole that'd been sitting in my Ravelry queue for a bit. For some reason I'd begun to seriously obsess over it. It was on my mind every free minute so, after a particularly harrowing day at work, I decided to screw logic and start yet another frigging project.
Starting something new ALWAYS thrills me.
Winding the yarn -- laceweight from Handpaintedyarn.com -- was a bit of a pain because it flew off my swift and wound up tangling badly. I had barely enough yarn to make the pattern as written so I was stressing over every quarter inch. I almost threw in the towel right then and there but I persevered and got the entire skein wound up. I didn't have all the supplies gathered and the yarn ready until 10 p.m. and again I wondered if I should stop. I kept going though and worked the beaded cast on. I miscounted, naturally, and found out after I worked my first row. Rip! By then it was 11:30 and I knew I should have given up and turned in. But my day at work had been so frustrating that I decided to give it one last try. I got the cast on number right and was able to work the first 6 garter rows of the pattern before finally crashing. Success at last!
I worked a row of it on the subway this morning before switching over to the Ribbed Baby Jacket. This is definitely a much harder lace project than the Storm Water Scarf so I expect that it will get worked on sporadically. Still, my romance with the pattern has just begun so who knows where it will lead?
Family-wise, the kiddos kept Mark busy today:
I've finally gotten them asleep and hope to get some knitting in after I wash bottles, prep formula and do the regular nightly chores.