Now that I've taken a better photo than my usual ridiculously bad cellphone pic, I can talk about Emily a little more.
I've really been enjoying knitting this--and it's flying. It is, undoubtedly, unusually boring for a Kim Hargreaves design, but oddly soothing. Just knitknitknit. Which is sometimes what you need, you know? Sometimes your brain has enough going on that you need to just have your fingers doing something they can figure out for their own selves, no brain-assistance required. (This need may be somewhat related to certain knitting frustrations that are sitting in the corner until further notice.)
Of course, it is now seventy degrees today. The odds of my wearing this sweater right away when it is finished seem somewhat unlikely, which is rather depressing.
Getting into the warmer months I usually find myself wanting to knit some complicated lace or other, and I'm getting that bug now. Odd how I simultaneously want simple stockinette and complicated lace....but consistency and logic are for lesser beings. (And anyway, the project that is currently on time out isn't hard to knit, per se, just hard to figure out).
Lace shawls that I've been eyeing for some time:
Peacock Shawl, by Jae Kozcierzynski. I have some concerns that perhaps I won't really wear this, as it's kinda huge, but maybe I could go down a needle size or two, and really, it's stunning.
Sea Shawl, by Suzy Crancer. This is a bit thick for my taste, but again maybe I could fudge again. There's just something about the ripples that I love.
Fountain Pen Shawl, by Susan Lawrence, from this Spring's Interweave. Very graceful, very elegant--this one I would for sure wear.
Aeolian Shawl, by Elizabeth Freeman. I feel like I didn't do my Laminaria justice--it could have been so much nicer, and I don't really know what I was thinking using a variegated yarn. I know better. But at the same time I don't really want to knit it again...I don't like this one as much, but....