Quite the shocker, I know. Margene recently posted some in progress knitting. Kim wrote a while ago about the way back days when knit-blogs were all about blogging the knitting. When we first started knit-blogging it was all about blogging the knitting. The knitty-gritty details of our WIPs. All of it from finding that perfect yarn for that certain pattern, the swatching, casting on, blocking photos, day to day updates of the good, the bad and the downright disasters be they mistakes or pets pulling the knitting off the needles or any of the stuff that happens in a knitting life. To fight the monotony we would set our in progress knitting on tables with pots of tea or in shrubbery or on the beach or with pets and take pictures to share with the internets. It was fun. I liked reading all of that stuff.
Somewhere along the way the knitting blogs have gotten lost in family life blogging, food, drink (lots of drink, even with knitting, which leads to those other interesting and humorous knitting progress posts.....), other crafts and all sorts of distractions from the knitting. All of that is great, too. I love it. I mean, some people just don't knit enough to keep up with a knitting blog, but they love the social part of blogging. Sometimes knitting takes a back seat to life and that is reflected in blogging. Facebook, twitter and ravelry have taken their share of the blogging pie. Many people have given up posting for one-line updates on life.
Another issue: blog reading. I have another post planned about that. I just can't keep up with reading all of the blogs I used to.
So, here is my post about knitting in progress. The only problem? It isn't really that much different than most of my in-progress knitting. I'm boring even myself! Because......
I'M KNITTING BLUE LACE, PEOPLE!!!! See? Same-old, same-old. With a little twist, I suppose. It's a well-written and charted pattern by a designer I haven't knit before, Mia Rinde. The pattern is free and I am pleased enough to really want to purchase this pattern. And the YARN! Ooooh, I love the yarn. I love the blend, I love the color, I love everything about it. It was my one and only purchase at NH Sheep & Wool this year. Eight hundred seventy five yards of alpaca/silk/cashmere hand dyed by Ball and Skein Judy. The yarn is called Ariane Lace, but I don't see it on her site or on ravelry, so I don't know if she has added it to her line or if this was a sample. She should add it. Just my opinion, for whatever that is worth.
Wanna see the last thing I knitted?
2011. Eighteen. $9.65. Every time my husband sees me pinning out (another) blue shawl I get some comment along the lines of "another one of those?" or "how many of those can you knit?" My response? How many times can you ride your motorcycle along the same shore route? So there.