Bit by the bug.

Earlier this summer, I came across a lovely pattern for a feather and fan scarf. I fell in love, and promptly went out, bought yarn, and cast on. After happily knitting away on this for a while, I realized that I had been thoroughly bitten by the lace bug. This pernicious little insect has caused me to queue up a massive number of patterns, and obtain yarn for ALL OF THEM. My stash has at least doubled in size since he decided to take a nibble out of my heart. But there’s nothing I can do. I’m obsessed. The siren song of lace keeps calling me back. (Though I have since had a brief and torrid affair with owl-shaped cables. More on that later.) I’ve even planned to design a couple of items which I feel should exist, and yet, despite thorough searches on Ravelry, do not. Clearly, I’ve got it bad.

Despite my obsession, I’ve only got two lace projects on the needles. The second one is a secret (until I say it isn’t. MUAHAHAHAHAHA) but the first one I’m going to show you now.

Behold my darling, the feather and fan scarf. This is what I call my “idiot knitting” because I can work on it while I read or watch TV or do any number of things. The pattern is simple and easy to remember, but it comes out so beautifully. I’m in love with the yarn too. It’s Patons Lace in Woodrose, and the long color shifts from ballerina pink to plum endlessly charm me. (what can I say? I’m a huge dork.) It’s starting to get cold here in New England, and I’m hoping to have a delicate handmade scarf to wrap around my neck by first snowfall. By my best guess, I’ve got as much as two months. Hopefully the blog will keep me honest so I don’t wander off.

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