My kind of homework

If my actuarial homework looked like this, maybe more of it would get done:

Swatch

I’m attending Knit Nation this Saturday and this is my homework for the Advanced Lace Knitting class I’m taking in the afternoon. I’m really looking forward to the class, although I’m hoping that the summer cold I’ve developed over the past day or two doesn’t get any worse or I’m not sure I’ll be capable of processing any information.

Knit Nation logo

The tutor is Anne Hanson of Knitspot whose designs I love, even though I haven’t actually knitted any of them yet. Her Honeybee Stole was a definite contender for my wedding shawl and only narrowly lost out to the Myrtle Leaf Shawl from Victorian Lace Today.

It was a bit of a  last minute decision to go to Knit Nation meaning that I’ve ended up in my usual position of nearly running out of time to get my homework finished even though all it consisted of was a simple swatch! It didn’t help that I didn’t actually have any yarn of the appropriate weight for either the homework or for the class itself.  Thanks to the usual excellent service from Get Knitted, I managed to order a skein of the now-discontinued Darling sock yarn from Natural Dye Studio in colourway Isabella.  It arrived in perfect time to be wound and swatched and yet somehow it’s Friday evening and I still haven’t finished!

Natural Dye Studio - DARLING - Isabella

Although I love the colours in this yarn, I’m not sure how I feel about it in general. There is more alpaca in it than I tend to like, which seems to be giving it a quite “hairy” appearance. I’ll report back next week on both the yarn and the class!

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