I just returned from a three day meeting in Washington, which means two long train rides, loads of hours in a conference hall and evenings alone in a hotel room. All that to say I got some knitting done! I finished a design I have been working on for several months. This is Hecate, who you might have noticed here and there since I started her. I just blocked her, and you can see all four of her pattern sections. I haven't woven in the ends yet, because I wait until a piece is blocked before I do that.
LucyFur has been especially helpful today. I don't think you can tell, but there are loads of beads on this stole. The finished size is 18x68 inches, but the length is adjustable. This pattern should be ready for sharing by late April.
Once I finished Hecate, I invited Lyra to hang out with me in my hotel room. She made herself right at home. Lyra is a famous (infamous?) design by Niebling, and an amazing piece of knitting engineering.
For those of you familiar with the Lyra pattern, I am now on row 107. I have a bit more to go! The yarn is a 2/28 cashmere/merino from Colourmart. I am enjoying it.
I have also been playing with some other doily designs. Above is the start of a modified Niebling design. The original is an eight panel circle, and I am making a four panel half-circle with some minor modification to the pattern. So far, so good, in Lacey Lamb, which is also a pleasure to work with. Knit on!