Getting Ready for Waterlilly

Monday?!?! Already?  I am fresh off a weekend of camping that included exactly one hour of knitting time.

Tears. So many tears.

But, the scenery was great. And little Reed had an awesome time. (Yes, I just started once sentence with but and the next with and.  I think that is a thing now.)

We camped at MacKerricher State Park in Ft. Bragg, California. I highly recommend! A long four hour drive for us but worth it! Husband was in charge of the itinerary, so I didn’t get to go to the Mendocino Yarn Shop.

Don’t even get me started.

I am not quite done with Dolores…still need to seam and block…and assess the over all outcome. Could be great. Could be mediocre. There are a few places in the lace where it is not quite perfect. Gulp. Plus: will it fit and flatter?

(Does anything ever fit and flatter? Ha!)

All the same, I am getting ramped up for Waterlily. The yarn is out! I had hoped to swatch over the weekend, but alas it didn’t quite happen. DSC_0018

I did buy and read the pattern…actually I had to buy the entire Pom Pom Spring 2014. I was happy to see there were a couple other patterns in the issue I would also love to make.

At this rate, they may have to wait until My Next Life. What do you think the odds are that I will be reincarnated as a knitter? I can only hope…


Once I cast on, it looks like straight knitting to the Latvian braid that marks the lace transition. No waist shaping. I am looking forward to some simple, brainless stockinette and major Netflix binging.

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  • Reply Kat June 15, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    Seriously, that is such gorgeous scenery! What a splendid place to camp. Also, I am very impressed that you thought to bring knitting with – I know I am not much of a crafter but I would be afraid of it getting dirty? On the other hand, camping being a peaceful activity, the idea of crafting sounds quite lovely.

    • Reply Andrea @ This Knitted Life June 17, 2015 at 7:45 am

      It is a pretty spot! I didn’t actually take my knitting with me on the trip…I knew it would be hopeless…waited until I was home Sunday for my precious hour.

  • Reply V o n n a June 16, 2015 at 9:24 am

    Pretty shirt. Love the yarn choice. AND ; ) the water looks peaceful.

  • Reply AlisonH June 16, 2015 at 10:21 am

    Suddenly realizing I have not made the drive over the hills to the ocean to splash my feet in the water in far too long. As scenery in the distance, yes, but to be a little kid with a pail full of sand–so perfect. (Even if some long-lost part of me still feels like the sun is supposed to *rise* at the horizon from the beach.)

    Your Dolores is going to be perfect.

  • Reply knittedblissjc June 16, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    aww, that photo of Reed is So sweet! And I love your colour choice for Waterlily, it’s going to be amazing!

    • Reply Andrea @ This Knitted Life June 17, 2015 at 7:47 am

      Thanks! Looking forward to starting Waterlily, although I have had a bit of drama with wrapping up my current project. Nothing can ever be simply…

  • Reply karen June 17, 2015 at 6:47 am

    were the tears from the lack of knitting? I would cry. I love quince and co and that is a lovely pattern to pair with the yarn!!

    • Reply Andrea @ This Knitted Life June 17, 2015 at 7:41 am

      Primarily from no knitting. Then there were more tears Monday night when everything unraveled after I was 95% done with my three needle bind off. Good grief!

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