A blog about my life, knitting, and other stuff.

February 26, 2005

Birch Revival

Yesterday during a trip to lunch, the book store and the grocery store with the boys I was able to cast on and knit the first two rows of Birch (that's cast on 299 stitches and knit two rows). And all of the angst, horror and drama from the last time I started the project was gone. The Kidsilk Haze is still really challenging to work with. It's like trying to knit with spider webs. It feels like it will drift away when you touch it. But I think I'm a lot more confident of my lace-knitting skills now. When I reread the pattern yesterday I thought, "that's it?" Of course, I'm trying not to get overconfident either. It's a big project. But so far, so good.

I also knit another Dulaan Project hat on Thursday. And yesterday I started a little pair of socks.

I'm off to teach my first class on the Big Sack Sweater. Then knitting with friends, then dinner with other friends and then a party! I'm a busy girl today.