Well since I finished both the CPH and Boo’s Stripey Vest I don’t have a lot to show! Well, except this:
I’ve been hankering after some new headbands since I wear the two I have pretty much constantly (Molly’s Headband and Calorimetry). Combine that with a deep and abiding love for the swatch created out of the Classic Elite Classic Silk, and, well, you have a headband!
At first I couldn’t decide what pattern to do. I was modelling it after the Molly’s Headband, but with a different lace insert. At first I winged it, but clearly I’m not that good at lace yet:
I was going for a big center leaf with smaller leaves on the side, but lo! I could not for the life of me figure out how to make the bottom of the leaf GO AWAY. Then I tried a few other things, gave up, and opened up those stitch reference books I have but have never used. Aren’t they the coolest things? I found the diagonal lace stitch I used in the Vogue Knitting book. Easy peasy, but it really reminds me of cirrus clouds, thus the name.
Anyway, I have a new headband! Yay! More will be in the works as I need more colors, but for now, I’m pleased.
As for other things.. I had to rip back RR because I did something stupid on one of the shoulders, but oh well. It’s a slog, it’s been a slog, it’s going to remain a slog, and I’m going to shut up about it now.
But this means I need another new project! I ordered needles to re-do those sidewinders socks, so that may very well be next. I’m still pondering lace things, but seem incapable of making a decision. I may start a new bag. I wish Ravelry were up and running so I could link to the pattern I’m thinking about using for my recycled sari silk!
Anyway. That’s all for today. Toodleoo!