Like this one. Kate Davies' Firth O' Forth in Verdant Gryphon Mithril lace, in the coveted colorway Blowfly. (Blowfly used to be available only one day a year, in a special sale on New Year's Eve, and two years ago I was lucky enough to grab four precious skeins on laceweight.)
It's going to be amazing. Someday.
I have this much done:
|almost looks like it could be a sweater some day!|
Actually, I've added a couple more inches since that photo, but ohmygoodness it grows
s l o w l y. Still, it's lovely relaxing knitting and the play of color across my stitches is deeply satisfying.
|this is what a soul-destroying cast on looks like|
This is what it looked like at the very beginning, after I cast on 462 stitches.
(No, that's not a typo; I really did cast on four hundred and sixty-two stitches.)
But after making three big swatches, the interminable cast on, the bottom band in garter stitch, and a couple of repeats of (finally!) the lace pattern, it was only this big:
|only this and nothing more|
. . . and I lost the will to live and put it into hibernation for 14 months.
But now it's out again and I love it and have forgiven it everything. I may not finish this baby before I'm 70, but right now it's my favorite project! Perfect for knitting outdoors while enjoying the summer air in my lovely leafy garden.