this time, the culprit was lorna's laces solemate in christmas at downton:
(photo credit: craftsy)
i bought myself one single indulgent skein of this about a year ago, and i hadn't ever wound it up or done anything with it... i was waiting until opportunity presented itself.
then on an impulse i pulled it out of my stash and decided i was going to use it now. to hell with waiting. to hell with the wedding shawl that i know i need to start (that i haven't even found yarn for yet, but that's another story). to hell with everything i know is best practice when starting a project. i just decided. i was going to make something out of this ball of deliciousness.
enter tiger eyes:
it's a nifty little scarf, knitted in two halves and then grafted together in the middle. that way the lace always points "down" toward the bottom of the scarf. there is the option to do it all in one piece, so that one end has the lace pointing "down" and the other has it pointing "up," but i chose to do the two halves. so i measured my skein and wound it into two balls of equal weight and got started.
i'm not doing too badly... my problem is that i get bored with the repeat. it's only a 16 row repeat on a 31 stitch wide scarf, so after two sets of lace my mind starts to wander. i'm not sure how this will play into my lace shawl that will follow... we shall see.
i'm not sad about this yarn though. it's soft and gorgeous. and if the colorway repeat is a little much with the lace, i don't care. i'm gonna keep on knitting on it because, well, i already split the skein. and i want it next to my face where i can bury my nose in the softness.
so here's to distraction, friends. i'll post more photos as we go...