I did it! I finished the first panel of Butterfly:
Isn’t it beautiful? I can’t wait to see it all blocked out. As promised, I cast on for the frill of the other side and completed about 3 repeats. Not a huge dent but at least it’s a start.
I also purchased this book from my LYS yesterday:
I needed a baby pattern book for my soon to be born nephew and found plenty of great patterns here. My only problem is the patterns I am most drawn to are the girl ones. How much do I want to make this for my 3 year old niece?
A lot. I want to make it a lot. She would be so cute. But really I need to focus on the baby. Problem is, the boy pattern I want to do is for a toddler and NOT a baby:
See…how cute is that??!? I am hopeless. I will just have to get it figured out. Baby comes in November so I need to get thinking. Also, my new obsession…the Clapotis. I know. EVERYONE and their dog has knit this and it is very unoriginal of me but I can’t stop thinking about it. What I can’t decide is what yarn to use. I have researched and I think I have looked at almost every Clapotis (pronounced Clap-o-tee–REALLY glad I learned that as it sounds dirty otherwise) in knitting blog land. My sister put a bug in my ear and I think I might try to do it in the Koigu PPPM that I am currently using to make opera gloves. I decided that I love the idea of Opera Gloves but I love this yarn and color palette so much that I don’t think I should use it on something that is so not practical and could very well look comical and not be used as much. So why not try it for the Clapotis. I only have 3 skeins so I may need more but first I am going to swatch this weekend and see what I think. I am not sure it will drape as I want it too so I need to do more thinking. Either way, the opera gloves are frogged and off the list.
Remember how I wasn’t going to obsess over new projects until my current ones are finished? I need help. But I haven’t forgotten about Paula and Butterfly. In fact, tonight is dedicated solely to Butterfly. I want to finish this weekend but I think that may be too lofty of a goal…especially with so many new projects turning my head. Tonight, my sister and I are staying up late, watching season 4 of Gilmore Girls, and knitting until we can’t knit any more. Sounds fun doesn’t it? I think there may be Baskin Robbins Peanut Butter and Chocolate ice cream involved too which sounds even more fun. Yum.
The following 5 comments were originally left at blogspirit:
Awesome. I have so much else on my list, but you are motivating me to get back to mine in a hurry.
your Butterfly is beautiful! wow.
I am also one of the few people in blogland not to knit clapotis!! I found the yarn that I want to knit it out of. I love to knit baby items. Goes super fast, and they are so cute! Enjoy your ice cream! : )
Butterfly looks fabulous! Is that the pearl color? That is what I did mine in. I love this cami! 🙂
I am knitting it in Majestic which has this great purple-ish undertone to it. Although now I am thinking I want one in pearl, cranberry, turquoise…I wonder how many I can make?
Oh, Butterfly is going to be a stunner! I’m only allowing myself one lace project at a time, or I’ll never finish anything, but you sure make me want to cast on for that baby!