I'm working from home today, so I took the opportunity to block the shawl. The final few rows nearly killed me, I think (a cast-off that requires you to essentially knit every stitch twice, when there are a good 450 stitches in the row...well, it takes awhile). But now that it's all pinned out...holy crap,… Continue reading it’s blocking!
Month: February 2008
penultimate shawl post
I had a busy week, going back to my regular schedule of classes and meetings and whatnot, so I didn't find any time to post last week. Which is really quite alright, since I wouldn't have had much to post about. The one and only thing I am working on, crafting-wise, is the shawl for… Continue reading penultimate shawl post
Look at what I got to see when I went outside to take a picture of my handspun: Is that not just the most amazing clear, brilliant blue sky you've ever seen? It made me so happy. I'm going to have to come back and look at that picture when the weather gets all grey… Continue reading Saturday Sky
so I’m a day late…
Happy (now-belated) Valentines, y'all! Yesterday was my first day back at the office after quite a long time stuck at home with pneumonia, so I didn't get around to writing up a post. My colleagues definitely spoiled me yesterday with the hugs and candy and treats. But, note to self: sugary food is not morning… Continue reading so I’m a day late…
I totally wore myself out with my spinning escapades this morning (it doesn't take much to totally wear me out right now, though), so I barely have the energy to write a blog post, but I'm just so giddy about this that I have to post something: I made useable yarn! This morning (day four… Continue reading ridiculously proud.
I gave it another try this morning (with my hair pulled back into a tidy bun this time around...I learned my lesson yesterday!), and here's what I got: The picture on the top left is of my very first attempt at spinning yarn that did not incorporate my own hair. It's sort of terrible, but… Continue reading first “yarn”!
and so it begins…
Look what came in the mail today: Well, actually, the book was acquired a few days ago, so that I could read up in advance. But the spindle and a little bit of fiber came today, and (fortunately?) I'm stuck at home sick, so I figured I'd give it a try. Oy. I suck at… Continue reading and so it begins…
So, Project Spectrum started yesterday, and despite being focused on the shawl, I wanted to have something appropriately themed to work on. Alas, since fire colors are generally not terribly flattering on me or any of the loved ones for whom I knit, I don't own a lot of yarn in the colors for this… Continue reading fire away