Wallaby progress—Finished body up to point where the sleeves attach. Attached sleeves. Ready to start the yoke tomorrow.
Lace project—Knitting was finished two or three weeks ago, but I didn’t have the courage to block it. For one thing, my sore knee hurt enough if I stood still that I didn’t want to have to stand there while shoving in pins; for another, I was afraid that I would see a glaring error when I got it all stretched out. This afternoon, I got brave!
Obligatory squished up lace photo--
I am already a little disappointed in that while my shawl is blocking out nicely to the appropriate size, it is not as airy and light looking as the original. Of course, I have no good reason to feel that way, since the original was knitted from cobweb weight and mine is knitted from Zephyr laceweight, which fine as it is, is comparatively a much heavier yarn than cobweb.
Tomorrow I must sort and wrap some gifts and put the brisket—packer cut—into the refrigerator to thaw so that I can begin marinating it for Christmas dinner. The Wallaby also needs a yoke.