So, ummm, I am a 2-timing slut, apparantly. I asked J (at least I asked!) if I could abandon his socks (3" more to go to the toe on #1...ugh. 96 stitches on size 1s...it's gotta be love!) so I could avail myself of the lovely, sparkly, shiney teal-y silk that was singing its siren song on the ballwinder and swift. He said "Sure - I *told* you you could work on the sock whenever...it's not like I *need* a pair of socks." (silly man...of COURSE he needs handknit socks. It's just...I need this silk shawl more. *g*)
I am doing the Aran Weight Victorian Shawl. It's...well, it's going to be stunning. The first few rows are a deep, rich, dark teal - the next few are a lovely, green-ish teal. I can't wait to see the next color change! I'm knitting it on size 5 circs....and the handle is just...wonderful.
I have pics of the yarn on my camera - I just need to take the time to download them, clean them up, and upload them somewhere. Not tonight - after work I am running into Mesquite for a book signing with my favorite author (I'm mentioned in 2 of her books! Whee!), then it's off to the Rodeo (yippee...I'm so amused.). Tomorrow.....tomorrow the kids go to Grandma's so we can visit one of J's friends in the hospital. Hmmmmmm....maybe tomorrow night I can get to it.
This silk is so shiney......I'm thinking this may be my "big" County Fair entry for 2007. Last year, I entered a scarf and a dishtowel and a bunch of skeins. This year, I already have a pair of socks ready (my "Winter" socks...handspun Angora/Silk/Wool in the snowflake pattern)...no yarn - yet, but that will be fixed in a few weeks when I hit the wheel(s) again. This shawl will be a show-stopper, that's for sure!
Back to the knitting!