The beautifu silk and alpaca black lace is so hard to knit. Whine, whine. Today I went to the LYS and bought some Borroco NaturLin (40% Linen, 60%Rayon) to do a diagonal lace linen wrap from Churchmouse Yarns. I would have bought their Louet Euroflax if I hadn't been gobsmacked by all the choices in the shop. Check out their newsletter for the pattern.
This is in addition to the 241 stitches I cast on yesterday for the Summer Mystery Shawl. I was all gung ho to knit that along with the others as it was posted, but got caught up in some awful yarn. There is no room for awful yarn in my knitting world.
The stress has been rampant. The knitting is the retreat. Don't mess with my relaxation.
So the diagonal lace shawl will be my mindless knitting, along with the sock and the sweater (aka the big sock). The poor black shawl will take the brunt of the difficult knitting. I can only knit it in the daylight and the quiet (note to D: no mowing, note to the dog next door: no barking, note to the crows: stop cawing).
I won't tell the first nations neighbours to stop drumming because it's beautiful, but I won't be able to knit the black.