Lace Withdrawals

It got hot here quite suddenly and my poor Chloe is still wearing mostly wool longies. So this weekend, I decided to take a break from The Year of the Sweater Project and my current obsession with lace and make her some shorts. I gave myself the following rules.

1. This weekend there will be a lot of knitting.

2. Said knitting will only include worsted weight wool on size 8 needles.

3. Only summer diaper covers will be on said size 8 needles until Chloe has at least four pairs.

4. This means don’t even look at that Madelintosh lace weight on those size 4’s.

Well, by Saturday night, I had these:

That is halfway to the goal, plus I cast on the third diaper cover and got two inches into it. But I was jonesin’ for some lace. Ohh, I needed it bad. So, Saturday night, after I did all I could to stay faithful to the rules, I set down my pink worsted wool on size 8 needles for just a minute. “All I need is one row.” I thought to myself. So I knit a row… or two…. Okay! So it was almost the entire final agave chart. So sue me. Check it out.

Worth it, right?

Then, I dutifily went back to my assignment and completed the task I had set before me.

They are still blocking, and I still need to sew the purple flower on the pink one and make an i-cord drawstring for the grey one. But, technically they are finished.

I think I may have a lace addiction. I don’t think I care. It’s cheaper than sweaters!

for the low-down on the pattern and yarns used, see my Ravelry project page.