1. My second Haruni, called Silver Leaves for the obvious reasons, is completed, blocked, and gifted.2. In spite of my ridiculous mistake, resulting in a border of single leaves where pairs should have been, it was a quick knit.3. Knitting the body was faster the second time around. The looped i-cord border was not.4. My … Continue reading One Down
Friday evening, I realized my knitting had taken a dramatic turn for the worse. Where I should have been knitting pairs of lace leaves, I was knitting single leaves.*gnashes teeth*So--rather than dwell on a foolish mistake that is entirely my own fault, not the fault of a poorly written pattern, or uncooperative yarn, or any … Continue reading Diversionary Tactics
Confronted with loads of laceweight yarn, I have taken the only rational recourse and started knitting shawls.This is a new Haruni, in one of the *wince* three skeins of Silky Alpaca I picked up at So Much Yarn. The pattern is much more intuitive the second time around, and I am already halfway done!Seeing beautiful … Continue reading Shawl, Fast
Finished object!!!Quick specs: Pattern: Haruni, by Emily Ross.Yarn: Alpaca with a Twist FinoNeedles: Size 4 Takumi Clover circularFull details on RavelryThis project combined most of the things I love about lace: a basic, organic motif for the body, a bit of fancy for the edge, and *blocking*. I am enamored with blocking. You begin with … Continue reading Lace!!!
I'm into the second chart & final of Haruni & I can't put it down. Being home sick is allowing me to indulge in my lace mania, but even if I was out & about I'd be tempted to sneak it out of my back & work one more repeat, then another, and another. There … Continue reading Second Chart
Monday again, and big surprise, I'm on the couch with the dog, my knitting, and a cup of coffee. And a tower of CD-Rs; this week's readings for my digital information class are all about short-term preservation risks and are sufficiently dire that I've been inspired to back up all my files. What's on your … Continue reading Monday
Tulip the Hedgehog came off the needles Wednesday afternoon--just in time, as I learned when I dropped her off with Pinky at the Children's Library. Her little recipient came into the world safe and sound that same day. Huzzah!Hedgie is the baby's (no tail to swallow, but lots and lots of nubby spikes to gnaw … Continue reading Lace Time, Just in Time