Lighter Than Perfume

I dunno about that pattern name, I’ve met some pretty heavy perfumes. Then again, I’d say that my Lighter than Perfume stole is probably not all that light. The color is dark, and it’s pretty hefty overall.

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And I LOVE it. It turned out so much better than I imagined. I really thought the handspun stripe thing was going to take away from the overall pattern quite a bit, but it doesn’t. It’s fairly muted, and there’s nothing consistent about it. It seems a bit more like shading.

Over the years, I’ve grown to enjoy creating nupps, and while I had originally thought I would get bored of creating them every fourth row, unexpectedly, I didn’t feel that way at all.

Feels like another fairly strong finish! I think I’ll be putting more lace work on my needles fairly shortly, it really is satisfying, even if slow.

Not too much new to report. Most of the plants are still indoors, it rained all day yesterday. I got a quick bike ride in last night and another quick one this morning. That leaves me only one more bike ride to complete my 30 days of biking. Unless I get a longer ride in tomorrow, that is looking like it’ll put me at 145 miles for the month of April. Not that much really, but way more than I would have put in without 30 days of biking.

I am hoping to up those numbers in May though, with bike commuting. That’s the one piece of this month that really felt like it stuck. With the warmer weather, it should be easier to get a bike commute in. Another possibility I’ve been considering is putting my bike on the bus, taking the bus in to work, and then riding home. That would give me another half hour to 40 minutes at home in the mornings. We’ll see what I can come up with this season.

In any case, it’ll be a slow weekend around here with all the rain. We can’t even mow! I hope you all have a great one!