Just so that you know, straight up, there was no washing of the feet going on around here today. In the old days, when I was married to an Episcopal priest, there was much Last Supper feasting and foot washing to add to the litany of Holy Week events. In those days, this was a week spent entirely in and about the church. I do miss the high holy days. And I sometimes miss my ex-husband too. But that's a post for another day.
I DID do some washing- and please, please do not chalk this post up to irreverence or arrogance. I am a person of faith- Holy Week is SIGNIFICANT. I just want to keep this light - and fiber-y.
So here's today's washing-
My sister's shawl - the beautiful Hand Maiden Seasilk.
She's gorgeous and I can hardly wait to give her away. The Damson shawl was moved and will be ready for gifting this weekend as well - I am so thrilled with the way it turned out - that little edge - just enough.
My knitting has given me much satisfaction these last few weeks. So, I was really pumped up to receive my latest WEBS order - Cricket, by Classic Elite yarns.
Touted as a perfect summer knit - a combo of linen and cotton - a lovely seaside shade -
But there is a HUGE problem for me with this pattern. It makes no sense. There is no natural flow. It's awkward and fiddle-y and NO FUN! Knitting must be enjoyable - if not - OFF WITH ITS HEAD - OFF OF THE NEEDLES! Seriously. Life is short - knitting should be enormously satisfying. I don't think that this is too much to ask.
My Blue Moon sock is growing, ever so slowly, but pretty, pretty - it takes the sting out of the unfortunate Faith pattern. (I would be very interested in hearing from anyone who has made the Faith shawl and enjoyed it!)