After six weeks of waiting, I called Knit Picks today to check on a back order of Swish yarn this morning. Their back order was due on May 15, but I had not received an email notifying me it was in stock. Going back to March, while knitting up the Delancey Cardigan, I was just five rows short of completion on the button band when the last of the yarn was used up. So I immediately went online to order another skein, only to learn it was on back order. The sweater was begun in January, was knitted through March, and now likely will not be completed until June. It is like an albatross on my back, but the end seems to be in sight now.
Progress on the Shetland Lace Shawl: have finished the body of the shawl and am on to the edging! I have joined these groups on Ravelry, all favorites since my trip to Shetland: Shetland Textile Museum, Jamieson & Smith Lovers and the Shetland Guild... This is my second Shetland Lace Shawl and it knits up beautifully.
THIS is the link.
Back to Shetland. Remember Ann Cleeves, the author I have talked about before on this post? Am now reading her latest in the Shetland series, Dead Water. The main character, Detective Perez, has a White Wife beer, brewed on Unst at the Valhalla Brewery. It made me smile to know I had also imbibed of that brand of beer while learning the story of the mysterious slaying of the woman for whom the beer was named. Love that beer! Love Cleeves!
Spring means a new haircut! I was going for the Dame Judi Dench look, but still need the hair to go white.
The Judi look:
The Nancy look:
How is your spring going?