The first time I heard Gigi of The Knitmore Girls talk about the indulgence of knitting in bed Sunday mornings, I knew I had found a kindred spirit. Sunday morning lace knitting is just one of the reasons Sundays are my favorite day of the week. It all happens here. A steaming cup of chai, a good audiobook to listen to, and my latest or even better, long forgotten lace project are all that’s needed. Throw in a plethora of down pillows coupled with a down comforter on a cool September morning with the honey-colored early morning Vineyard light and such sweet indulgences become truly irresistible. I set my alarm each week to make sure I don’t miss out. Yes, seriously. I drag my ass out of bed on 6 am on Sunday mornings just to knit lace and drink chai. I highly recommend it.
Today’s lace knitting was dedicated to finishing up Rose Flora by Romi Hill. It’s the latest in her Pins & Lace Club as well as my favorite of all of her designs. Romi’s designs just keep getting better and better, and when it becomes hard to believe she can top herself, she comes out with something even more breathtaking. Here’s Flo before her well deserved bubble bath: I used Dye For Yarn’s Limited Edition Silk/Cashmere Lace. The hand on it is just how you would expect of such a luxurious blend. The softness of the cashmere and the stitch definition the silk provides combine to make it perfect for lace projects. It took 581 yards to complete and I added some matte beads rather than the more dressy silver lined crystal – otherwise I’d have no where to wear it here on the Vineyard. The second round of signups for Romi’s 2013 Club are coming up soon and are not to be missed.
Oh yes, I’m back on the Vineyard! After a year of living in exile on Nantucket I’ve returned to Terra Nova. I couldn’t be happier to be home, and I’ve been busy nesting. I’ve been unpacking little by little, and along with feathering the perfect Sunday lace knitting spot above, I’ve nestled into a sweet spinning space next to the fireplace. And yes, the fireplace is a working one.
I’ve needed the spot lately as I’ve been hard at work on spinning Plover, the fleece from MDSW! I’ve actually taken a stab at processing the lovely chocolate brown romney cross fleece and it’s going fairly well. I’ve decided to make it my Fall term Harry Potter House Cup Owl. I did some research on the web along with some great video downloads from Interweave Press and am combining all I’ve learned into making my own process up. I decided to wash it a’la The Yarn Harlot. I’ve gotten that down, but still am working on my carding. I’ve got two great cards from Schact, and I’ll tell you all about it in a later post. I’ll leave you with a shot of how it’s spinning up:
When is your favorite time to knit?