Really it is. But, I won't be saying that much while knitting Charlotte's Web. I admit I couldn't resist when Kate emailed and suggested a knit-along. I thought woohoo an excuse to start. So I did.
This is my first lace project and I have to say, knitting lace is hard. You miss one yarn over and you're ripping back to find it. Nonetheless, I'm pleased my first day progress. I'm at the point where I start the transition from one colour to the next by alternating colours every two rows for 16 rows. Pretty eh?
There's nothing like Koigu to raise a girl's spirits. It's so nice to knit with (though difficult to photograph). Here's the colours selected for my shawl:
I was thinking of berries--blue berries, black berries, cherries, raspberries--when I chose these colours (with excellent help from Matt at Threadbear). The turquoise was thrown in because I love the colour (that reminds me of raspberry slush puppies and freezies--why they're washer-fluid blue I don't know).
Kinda makes you want to join in, doesn't it?