i set out to do two things with this project: i wanted to knit a piece that as a) manly AND lacy,
and b) knit a piece that was manly and lacy AND that my husband would love to wear.
this is hypoteneuse. yes, it’s manly. . . .
and . . . lacy. AND there is shadow play . . .
play is good! sometimes the holes are fully visible—perfect for peekaboo moments
and then—mysteriously—they disappear, just begging to be hunted and caught in my fingers.
when it’s unpinned, the pleating will come back a bit too (in case you missed it . . .)
will he wear it? he says yes! we’ll get to see it on him next week.
until then—on to the next phase of the manlace project. we are calling this new one obstacles, and i cast on last night in fearless fibers DK cashmere. i’m already wanting to hole up alone with just me, the cashmere, and a bottle of very, very, good scotch.