Today feels like a blocking/dyeing day. I think I will clean the living room and lay out my blocking pads. The plain pi shawl needs to be blocked. I would like to see how it blocks out. It, also, is one of those shawls that I can put on blocking wires and stretch out, no crawling on the floor for hours putting a pin in every point. I have a shawl soaking that I am going to overdye to a darker color this afternoon. I will rinse it, soak it overnight and block it first thing in the morning. I will post pictures of the finished results. My loom room is still fairly clean. I have been busy putting increments of yarn in hanks in preparation for a full blown dye day this week.
I got the urge, yesterday, to start another project. I have finished all my lace projects. I only have the ones that I am doing for my publishers. I have only the edging to finish on the Elsbeth Lavold shawl. I will do that later today. I want to have a lace project for pure knitting pleasure. I wanted to start the Triinu's Shawl at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/laceyshawl/ . I even went as far as to join the group. The problem is that the shawl pattern costs $33 to order. That does not include the yarn. I paid less than that for my book "Victorian Lace Today" and it has about 35 patterns in it. I will get it back from a friend and pick a shawl to make. My new lace weight yarn is burning a hole in my knitting pocket!
I know that I need to finish the 2 entrelac shawls, but they are not lace and I so need a lace fix! I will be strong and try to make progress on those.