You know that feeling when you're almost done with a project and then you reach the last stage only to realize that it's going to take sooo much longer than you expected? Well, that's where I am with Juneberry.
I made quite a bit of progress over the weekend and finished the body of the pattern. Then I literally turned the corner and realized just how long this edging is going to take: forever. Well, not quite that long, and even less time now that I've pretty much memorized the repeat. But it will still take quite a long time.
Normally this wouldn't be a problem - it's a lovely lace pattern and the yarn is beautiful - but I had promised myself that I could cast on for two new projects that I've been itching to start. The catch being that I had to finish two other projects first and Juneberry is one of them.
You see, a couple of weeks ago I got a lovely package in the mail with a not-so-little present in it:
That's four skeins of Woolen Rabbit Essence in the oakmoss colorway - a hard-to-photograph gold/green/brown - that are waiting to become a special secret project. But I have to finish Juneberry first.
What else am I looking forward to? The latest issue of Twist Collective is even more lovely than usual and I've been eager to cast on for Elinor Brown's Hallett's Ledge. I even think I can use stash yarn for it: the Cascade 220 that I salvaged when I frogged Forecast several months ago. There's just one potential problem with that: I don't remember how much of that particular yarn I had. DH, since you got the yarn for me, do you remember how many skeins you bought? Was it four or five? If it was five, I'm set (assuming I can find the assorted partial skein remnants in case I need them). Actually, there's a second little hiccup, too: I have to finish Kai-mei.
Now, that's not exactly a hardship since I've said many times how much I love this pattern, and this particular yarn is great for it. Plus, I just cast on for the second sock while uploading the pictures for this post. So if all goes well, I'll be casting on for Hallett's Ledge soon.
But it sure sounds like I've got a lot of knitting to do!