We signed papers, closed the sale of the northern property, and got a modest sum for it. I am thrilled, and so glad this could be done before another season passed. The ugly little house will no longer be our concern. I'll ask the Plaidman to turn off the ele ctric.
I did a lot of knitting on the Half Circle shawl last weekend, getting into the third repeat of the final lace section before the edging. I haven't been able to knit the last several nights, because my hands are sore from lots of computer work. It's frustrating, but I know I'd better give it a rest.
I have found a knit pattern for a classic halter top, and it's free from Knitty! It's the Diamond Halter Top; and I've even tracked down & bought the yarn called for in the pattern--discontinued since publication. Thank goodness for Ravelry. Work on the Half Circle shawl will be suspended until I get this halter done. I've read the notes other Ravelers made on their Diamond Halter projects, and may just continue the top portion with the smaller needles. I was also considering I-cord trim across the top of the back and up over the bodice, perhaps snugging up the edges of the bodice? As there are still about 7.5" of ribbing to do before the bodice portion, I think I'll just mull over that idea. It occurred to me that this is only the second Knitty pattern I've ever tried -- pretty odd, since I love the 'zine. Oh, and yesterday I got the latest Interweave Knits! Some nice stuff, but oddly some of it just looks so similar. If you've seen the pullovers in the first section, you know what I mean.
Well, I have another Knitty project in mind, the Aeolian shawl. I was thinking of Knits Picks Bare Gloss Lace, yes to beads though not too sure whether they should be clear or pearlescent, yes to nupps though I've never worked them before (!!) and oh BTW I might need to buy some Stilleto point needles from Signature Needle Arts. Whew! and this will be a semi-stealth project, for an unnamed party, but if she asks, it's for me. Got that?