It's not often that the news makes you think of a knitting project.
Monday's news out of Paris made me so sad.
The whole time I was working on my Tracery vest I thought of those beautiful Rose Windows of Notre Dame.
The pattern is supposed remind you of the castle at Hogwarts but for me, not being up on the Harry Potter lore, it was always the north Rose Window I was knitting over and over.
The pattern by Kathleen Sperling was a gift from Valerie and I loved working on it but I got stuck.
I wanted to modify the vest by elongating the window pattern and then making it into something that opened in the front. I can do steeks, that's not the problem. The problem was the top shaping. I couldn't figure out what to do with the neck.
I even bought a Craftsy class so I could knit along and figure out how that shaping works. It's a V shaped steek.
Today I'm all fired up about getting out the yarn and starting that Craftsy class so I can finally get it done but there's a problem.....
...I'm not home. Daughter decided on an impromptu trip to Vegas so I've been kitty sitting at her house since Monday morning working on socks and a few other things I brought along. I am hoping that fire-oh, bad choice of words, sorry-is still burning when I get home. I've been working on Tracery since 2014 and now this HAS to be her year.