I have been knitting and listening to the inspirational broadcasts on Hay House Radio since Sunday morning. This piece is the “Tilting Ladder Pattern” from A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns by Barbara Walker (page 210). I used a skein of Colinette Jitterbug sock yarn in color #163, Vincent’s Apron. This pattern looks like torah scrolls or mezzuzah covers to me, and so I am working on a large mixed media piece of quilting and knitting to express this feeling. I just loved the color and softness of this yarn as I worked with it. It was kind of overspun in spots and sometimes stitches would just pop off the needles, but it was a fairly easy problem to fix and I am sorry the piece is done. I still need to block it and plan out the rest of the work.
And, as life is often wont to do, several prior commitments have cropped back up, and I need to confirm whether I am participating in a workshop at the local Hillel in less than two weeks, and pound the pavement to secure the sponsors for the SAQA conference that is here in town this May. I’d say something about when it rains, it pours, but after last week’s ice storm, I’d rather not. :)