This week, I’m returning to an older WIP that has remained on the needles for a few months now. The Too-Cute-To-Resist Baby Leggings, which are now doubly adorable because I’ve knit both legs, and now have joined them and am knitting the waist. They’re almost done, though, which is exciting. There’s no rush to have them done, except for the satisfaction I get from moving a WIP on my Ravelry page to an FO.
We’ve been in a bit of flurry here, since we’re moving out of Montreal and attempting to find someone to take over the lease of our apartment – any takers? So amongst appointments and errands, I’ve been knitting and sewing and trying to keep some semblance of cleanliness for all of the people coming through here.
I’m still reading Court Lady and Country Wife by Lita-Rose Betcherman. I’m nearly finished the book as well (anyone else see a pattern here?). Though somewhat technical on the history side occasionally, it’s a pretty fascinating page-turner, and I’m quite glad I picked it up. Not as many dresses or balls lately – now it’s more about Oliver Cromwell and the Civil War – but still fun to read.
I’ve decided to use some lovely fingering-weight yarn I bought over Christmas for a shawl. The problem is, I’ve never knit a shawl before, and I have no idea what a nice one looks like. I’m worried about choosing something too ‘old’ looking for my age – does anyone have any advice? Are there any go-to shawl patterns to recommend?