Thursday, September 25, 2008
I had already promised to have a nephew overnight this weekend. Whether it would be Friday or Saturday night had never been determined. The answering machine revealed that it would probably be Friday.
Aunt Sarah loves being an aunt. She is a wee bit unsure about having back-to-back overnight duty. She will survive. She will get back to the computer later this weekend.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Yarn: Noro Kureyon Sock
Needles: US 6 Knit Picks Options
Mods: 10 reps of main chart instead of 8; added beads on edge chart
Began: September 15
Blocked: September 20
As you probably guessed, chocolate and iced coffee were not the ones to give me the answers I needed to finish the Shetland Triangle. I used my little digital scale, and when all was said and done, I had four grams to spare. I was so pleased. I wanted to use up as much of the yarn as possible, for it is very special yarn. I knit this using the Noro Kureyon Sock yarn that I won from Joan. This was also my inspiration for adding beads to the shawl. Now I cannot decide if this shawl is for me, or if it will be a gift. I love this shawl!
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
I have an attraction/repulsion thing with Feedjit, but finally caved and added it. We will see how long it lasts. I had to do something different. Blogger annoyed the stew out of me last week eating posts and mangling them.
I have yet to get a good picture of the finished Noro Shetland Triangle, so today you get to see the back of the unblocked shawl with a fabulous, feline photography assistant.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Anyway, back to the Shetland Triangle. We have been trying to determine how many repeats we will work of the main chart. I want as large of a shawl as I can knit from this single ball of yarn, so I will work until I think I have just enough for one more repeat and the last chart, put in a lifeline, and hope for the best. I am OK with ripping back if I make an incorrect guess. I wish I had better advice to offer those who are new to lace and are feeling a bit of anxiety over the process. I am thinking math might help. Then again, I felt better after an iced coffee and a bit of chocolate, so that may be a better idea.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Those last two are mine. I decided to start with the smaller version. I am interested to see how the Noro sock yarn will look with this pattern. If it does not work, I have plenty of other options in the stash. I am already excited to begin the second shawl. It will be out the of camel/wool yarn.
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Sunday, September 07, 2008
I have a bit of the crud. Getting sleep would probably help. I will fill you in on the weekend adventures later. Right now it is time to jam a teapot up my nose. Hope your weekend was peachy!
Friday, September 05, 2008
Thursday, September 04, 2008
There exists a bizarre rumor that I am a fast knitter. It is a myth, yet despite my protestations, it persists. This legend inspired Helen to suggest that I should knit two of these shawls. I am willing to give it a go. I plan to knit one shawl as written in the book, and one with more lace repeats. I have decided on the yarn for the smaller one, and have narrowed down my yarn choices to two for the larger. While these are not great photos, I present them to you and seek your opinions for the shawl.
While waiting for the time to begin, I have spent a bit of time looking through Wrap Style. I am glad that it is available from the local library. I do not feel much for the other patterns in the book. I take that back. There are those which hold some appeal, but I cannot see wearing them, nor do I know someone for whom they would make a nice gift.
On the other hand, I flipped through my copy of Folk Shawls the other night, and I saw many designs I would love to knit. As I looked at many of the pictures, my mind began to spin. I mentally matched patterns to stash and recipients. Then I recalled Margene's recent writings on monkey mind, and I relaxed.