There comes a time when one is blogging about a lace project that one reaches the point where the photos just can’t do justice to the piece. When all the stitches are squashed on the needle and it looks like no progress has been made there is little a knitter can do to make a lump of yarn, even if it has beads, look fresh and exciting. Yes, Celestarium has reached that point. I have honestly made loads of progress since I showed you the photo the other day. I am on chart E which is the second to the last chart and I am knitting away on it a bit each day but the lump I have to show you doesn’t tell that story. Sometimes photos just don’t help. Again, there is no blue even if that is what the photo says. The yarn is Misti Alpaca hand paint lace in LP 43 aka ceniza
I have 2 other things on the needles at the moment. I have the Steampunkery socks that haven’t had a stitch knit on them since I showed you the photo on Monday. Feel free to click the link to see how they looked then if you are wildly interested. On Monday I realized that I needed a mindless project to take to Knit Night. I knew I could work on Celestarium if I had to. It is fairly mindless except for the counting. The tinking back on that is not so fun so I decided to err on the side of caution and cast on a simple sock. The pattern is Vanilla Latte Socks by Virginia Rose-Jeanes. The yarn is Project B Dinah sock yarn in a lovely shade of green (not blue even if that is what the photo is telling you). I had the yarn wound for another pattern I had tried that didn’t quite work out the way I’d hoped so I just ripped the stitches out and started these. The pattern is easy peasy but the socks end up looking fancy so it’s a win win. I am currently fighting the urge to just knit them up quick but that would defeat the entire purpose of having a simple sock for when out and about.
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