Spoiler Alert! Pics of the new Romi Hill Pins and Lace Pattern ahead!
I’ve got spring fever…
I’ve breathed new life into my Wollmeise Rock Island, and began picking up stitches. The nice thing about this pattern is that the long rows are in the beginning and get shorter as you go on. The not so nice thing is that I’m finding the beginning of the Rock Island chart a little fiddly, so frogged back several rows to the garter to begin again. I took a little break, which will be much shorter than my last year long break, and will take another whack at it soon. My plan was to have this done for my sister’s birthday – which oddly is the same as your deadline, May 7. However, I’m planning on seeing her face to face at my niece’s graduation at the end of May, so that may have to do. (Speaking of which, I can imagine my niece all dolled up in a Booknits bejewled shawl…it could be just the thing!)
Speaking of gifties, Romi Hill released the second pattern of her Pins and Lace Club and I’m pretty excited about it! Next go round with the club, I’ll opt for the yarn option as well as pattern and pin. As soon as I got the pattern, I ran out to Flock, my LYS, to try and choose the perfect yarn. As much as I hate to admit it, your yarn and pattern matching choices are usually flawless, so there was no way I was going to leave such a gorgeous pattern to chance! I brought my iPhone and superior texting abilities with me, and here’s how it went:
You: Get some Tosh Merino Light for it. What do they have?
Me: As pastels go, here are two choices:
You: How about Tosh Sock?
Me: Here’s what they have for Tosh Sock:
You: Nope…What about Squishy? Do they have Squishy?
Me: Yup – how about any of these?
You: Nope. I think it has to be yellow though. A butter yellow.
Me: Here’s some yellows. I’m not crazy about them for this pattern though.
About an hour and 40 texts later:
You: Okay, what else do they have?
Me: Dude! It’s a yarn shop 30 miles out to sea, not Manhattan! There’s cashmere…I want one of these.
You: The one on the left is two ply – too small. Hey wait a minute, the other choice listed on the pattern is a laceweight.
Me: Oh good! *Looking around the shop starting to feel a little dizzy as a plethora of new possibilities emerge*
You: Hey look, it’s been about two hours now and I have to get some things done here.
Me: Geesh! I was high on yarn fumes and lost track of the time! Has it really been that long? I’ll pick something! Thanks!
And much later:
You: What did you pick?:
I brought home the Jade Sapphire 2 ply Cashmere Silk laceweight, and cast on last night. Thanks for the help with the fiddly start! I’m happy with how it’s turning out and love, love, love the pattern!
How’s yours coming along?