Winter is not that far away (supermarkets are already displaying advent calendars, in case we forget...). Autumn is thus the season to gather your harvest for the long dark months spent indoors.
Knitters are no exception. I have been visiting quite a few blogs recently and it seems that everybody is looking anxiously through their stash, tidying up, deciding on which future pattern(s), ordering wool and needles. In brief, they are getting ready for serious Winter knitting. The fever has finally caught up with me and although I have got enough yarn for two or three projects lined up, I thought about adding one more to the list (you never know, it might be a harsh Winter...).
After seeing MJ 's beautiful Flower Basket Shawl, I thought it was about time I tried my hand at lace knitting. I have had the pattern for ages but was a bit anxious of starting something I had never done before. But I suppose I'll never know if I don't try... I still have to get the yarn though... and I am searching the net for the best options. If you have any suggestions as to which is the best yarn for this pattern, I'll be pleased to hear from you.
In the meantime, I am now past the armholes decreases on Bianca's back and I am over the moon! It is amazing how even 20 odd stitches less on your needles increase your knitting speed... and also the fact that I have stopped messing about with the Valenciennes KSH cardigan... for a while.