First, this is a scarf I'm making to match my hat and gloves.
I got a couple Martha Pullen books yesterday for a good price on Amazon. It resparked my interest in historical costume and Dresden lace, which is white on white fancy embroidery. I started thinking I would drop knitting. The horizon doesn't hold much cold weather for me, so there is really only doll knitting to do. If I'm doing historical doll work, there's no reason to keep up the knitting.
But today something really good happened, and I'm knitting again. A while ago, seems like a couple months, but probably not that long, I applied for a scholarship for a TKGA course on professional finishing. Today I got word that I got it. I am so excited! Inspired again by knitting and very very grateful. This course has four lessons and then a project. The project is a complete cardigan, which uses most of the techniques covered in the course. I just happen to have a current cardigan project, and I didn't want to finish before taking this class. So I'll get to finish it this year. I'm so happy!
I also have yarn for a big coat that is unnecessarily difficult, or tricky. I wanted to have this course information before making it.
So it's a good day for knitting! And now I'm getting back to it. ..