Give A Cheer
It's always been curious to me that despite how much I enjoy knitting, I'm always thrilled when I complete a project.
I finished all the knitting for the Promenade dans le Foret lace knitting piece, and it came out quite beautifully (if I do say so myself).
I usually begin by pinning out my lace dry onto towels and block it out as evenly as possible by adding pins and moving them outward until it's stretched pretty tight. I then spray it with water to get it completely wet and do the final stretching and blocking.
Two things prevented me from finishing the blocking this past weekend. First of all, Nico insisted on rubbing as much of his cat hair as possible on this fine piece of alpaca lace. When he started digging his claws into it, I had to remove him physically.
He always knows when he's being a devil cat.
The second issue was that I didn't have a spray bottle that I could use to wet the piece. I ended up just covering the whole thing with a bed sheet and I'll finish it next weekend when I get home.
Next Knitting Project
Inspired by the color of the Noro sock yarn and a project I saw on Ravelry, I decided to use one of the balls of Kureyon Sock to make the Koigu Cross Stitch Scarf (should it be called the Noro Cross Stitch Scarf now?)
I don't have a picture yet, but I'll have one in my next posting.
Thanks for all your comments on the man who is uncomfortable hearing about my gay things. It put the whole issue a much larger perspective for me, and I was glad to find it allowed me a lot more tolerance for the man.
I just hope he doesn't start flaunting his heterosexuality...don't you hate when they get all in-your-face about their sexual preference?