It is May 1st and cast on for The Kailyard Shawl over on the Fans of Lost City Knits Group on Ravelry.
I may have stayed up until after midnight, and cast on mine. It took a couple of tries on Emily Ocker's circular cast on with such a fine yarn, but I accomplished it by just taking my time as I went around and around the first few rows.
Then, I was merrily knitting along on almost three rows stockinette when I realized that I was knitting a chart and there were no three rows in stockinette that were supposed to be done. That is when I decided it may be time to go to bed. All is well now and I am hopeful tonight it will be on a circular needle, even if just a 16" needle.
It is a bit of a dreary day here in Central IL, so I decided to start straightening the spare room up a bit. I pulled out a few bags from behind the chair and as you can see by the video, I had some organizing to do.
Which in turn meant the yarn room upstairs needed some love as I took things up and put them away and gasp, are you ready? I took some things off needles and chucked them. They had been around way too long.
So, now, we are heading to late afternoon, my poor Cardinals are losing, so I think a bit of a nap may be in order before I get back to some knitting. I am pretty proud of today's accomplishments on both avenues and a cloudy, dreary day is a perfect day for it all.
Happy May Day!