Can't buy me love
... although a few skeins of Koigu are a pretty direct way to this knitter's heart.
I am starting to think that garter stitch lace benefits even more from blocking than its stockinette sibling. The drape! the texture! Sending this scarf off to a campus mailbox and its older version to another mailbox in yet another Freshman dorm was truly a gesture only a mother could do. I shudder to think of the rough-and-tumble life awaiting those delicate flowers in and out of the dorms. It's all right. Love is all you need.
But if you are curious to see a bit more knitting, I have actually managed to make some progress elsewhere. First here
The Rambling Rows afghan -- when does a large afghan become a small blanket? -- is more than halfway done. I have two skeins of Kureyon #84 left in my stash, and then I am going to need to acquire a few more. I also need to find the right yarn for a border; I picture a solid dark chocolate brown, but I can be flexible; what I would love to find is a yarn somewhat similar in feel to Silk Garden, but in a solid. If anyone has ideas for yarns that can work well with this one, by all means share them with me.
Also coming along in a more straightforward, plain stockinette category, is the long cardigan.
I knitted the set-in sleeves down from the shoulders. They still need to be blocked before I seam them and the side seams, too. Then one long, endless buttonband awaits. I can't say this has been a thrilling project to work on, but I do love the yarn -- a discontinued blend of kid mohair, merino and silk from Brooks Farm -- and I am hoping that all the measurements I took before I started will pay off with a good fit. No guarantees in knitting, as we all know.