Where have I been? Down a rabbit hole with the flu the last couple of weeks. The Mad Hatter had nothing on me; fever induced illogical thought was a constant companion. Because I knew I was on another mental plane, I refrained from posting to the blog or doing much other than a simple answer or two on Ravelry. To say the least, I've had a very foggy brain. My Moebius Vest class at Knit Knack last weekend was my first foray out into the thinking world and I so thank my marvelous students for asking questions that got my thinking back into the normal knitting track. I'm glad to say the fog is entirely gone, conditions are much more clear now, and the weather ahead looks sunny... fresh and inspired, I might add.
Not that any of this deterred me from my knitting. Above you'll see some of the inspirations that came from this trip down the Rabbit Hole. Mysterious looking aren't they? These are the swatch beginnings of a couple of wonderful new shawls and one very fun garment. I did have the foresight to make notes while I knit on these and even better, I can decipher them.
I also got some practical knitting done.
The new variation on the Irish Diamond Shawl got a few rows added, too. You can hear more about this shawl and cast on your own this Sunday, St Patrick's Day, at the Irish Diamond Shawl Workshop where we'll be knitting to welcome in the spring. The vernal equinox is just a few days away, on March 20th. Great time to start a lace shawl for summer knitting. Let the lace begin!