It's sad but when it comes to knitting I really don't. I get so excited about casting on a new project, imagining how perfect it will look when it's finished. How excited the recipient will be when the receive it. If only I could lock myself in a room and not look at any other yarn, patterns, or pretty pictures until my project is finished.
But no. I look, I snoop and then eventually I find something I MUST start.
Never mind I already have one (2) lace shawls on the go at the moment, I found this amazing yarn that I HAD to order from Germany. Of course as soon as it arrived I HAD to cast on just to see what it would look like. Couple that with my going on vacation next week, I NEED a couple project to take with me.
I found this incredible lace weight by Kauni that fades from black to blood red. That I just couldn't pass up. Coupled with a pattern from Victorian Lace Today, I have the making for an incredible Steampunk styled shawl that will be perfect inspiration for my next book.
Some unexpected awesomeness is the pattern on increases and decreases have made the colour changes move into a scalloped pattern instead of straight across. The picture isn't the best. I'll take another under natural light when I get a bit farther.
Knitting in the car during a 2.5 hours drive requires something a bit less intricate. Ryleigh loves the hat pattern called VORTEX so off we went to our LYS to pick out some colours.
The colours above are the ones she picked and the hat is below. I have to admit I like it as well and might just have to make a second out of the left over yarn. ;-) I have a 16 year old niece that might just go nuts over it.