The change to my plans for where I'll be for Christmas mean I won't get to see my Mom when she opens up Lyra. I'll have to rely on my sister for details on Ma's reaction.
Apart from Christmas knitting I seem to have started acquiring cashmere at a startling rate. It started with the pink cashmere for Ma's cardigan. It is crazy soft. Amazingly soft. I ordered it from Jilly's Knitwear in France and it is the softest yarn I have ever ever ever squished. That squishing experience seems to have flipped some switch in my head that has meant I have been cashmere mad ever since.
Over the past 3 weeks I have acquired 3 lots of cashmere from Posh Yarn. All beautifully soft. I have no plans for this yarn. Yet.
As usual the colours aren't quite right (dang these short days) but they give the general idea.
Although I've enjoyed the Christmas knitting I'm looking forward to getting back to pointless, no deadline knitting in January. Since my last post on the subject I've added a gazillion other potential projects to the list inspired as always by the amazing projects underway in blogland.
Z's Momma made a gorgeous Niebling shawl that I really really want. (While you are there - check out her cute sheep stuff!)
And Jane and Miss Alice Faye are working on the amazing Princess. Until very recently I've been immune to her charms -- but seeing their gorgeous work has infected me......
Littleberry has started the Honeybee stole - and it's looking good (even if she is being stingy with the pictures). The Honeybee has long been on my to do list and this is just reinforcing it.
Fleegle's been making these really cute booties -- I don't know any feet small enough for them but I am strangely drawn to knitting them anyway. And her red Lyra makes me want to cast on for a second Lyra RIGHT NOW.
Over the weekend I will be undertaking an annual construction project which, although not knitting related, will be blogged about on Monday. Bet you can't wait!