Work in progress
I'm working flat, from the bottom up, and cast on 170 stitches (plus 2) for a 10-stitch lace pattern with a marker at every repeat. I've worked four pattern rows and have had only one small, very fixable mistake, so a needle full of stitch markers it is until I train my brain for this project.
Lace sure seems to exercise (challenge) a different part of my brain than texture or color work -- though one of my first-ever projects was cables and lace that turned out great. Maybe I was too stupid to know! Maybe now, in an effort not to over-think it, I'm actually under-thinking (or not thinking?).
It's been positively balmy around here since the weekend. The snow has been melting like crazy and there are puddles everywhere. The temperature will plunge this afternoon as the wind picks up and the near mid-40s we saw yesterday will give way to barely 5 tomorrow. There's talk of the dreaded "wintry mix" along with snow. I may forego knitting out tonight and head straight home to hunker down. And hunker down well I may, as today is my last day at work this week and I'm staring down an extra-extra-long weekend.