My class at Friends of Wool went quite well last night. My classmate, Kathy, was the same lady who taught me how to knit my two socks on one circular! She and I are now both converts to the cozier shop in town.
We reviewed different types of lace, technique, and a few cast-ons. I got to fondle a bunch of different skeins of lace yarn, the cashmere was especially nice, and pricey.
After class, I just couldn't stop knitting on my new project, the Flower Basket Shawl from Interweave Knits. This is the same shawl that Linda finished over the summer. My yarn is a beautiful silk that I ordered from Yarn All Over on etsy.com. Don't worry - I ordered it before I joined the stash-a-thon. I didn't fall off the wagon yet.
Despite being engrossed in American Idol's NYC auditions while knitting, I managed to avoid any mistakes...yet. That's why there is such a thing as using a "life line" in lace knitting. I wish I could use a "phone a friend" too! Who is watching American Idol besides me? I can't believe how awful the auditions have been. That Ashanti was the definition of melodramatic.