|apparently, you get the closeup first. You can see how my job has been interrupting my knitting and altering my tension.|
|luckily, a light blocking will straighten this out and nobody will be the wiser, but you|
Man Lace (otherwise known as Serious Scarves) continues apace. I am about 1/2 way through the yarn we chose for it. Dad wanted a worsted weight yarn, as he didn't want anything too light, and it had to take a beating. I'm paraphrasing.
I'm hoping to have it ready for this Saturday, when he comes over to help me, my oldest son, and my brother frame in windows to my covered porch. It's currently a 3 season porch that allows gale-force winds to freeze my kitchen pipes every winter. Soon it will be a 3 season porch that BLOCKS gale-force winds in the winter, in the interests of not-frozen pipes.
I purchased the materials around the time that the mother-in-law incursion/debacle happened in the interests of giving them more space. We won't be heating it with nobody actively living in it, so it will remain the same use it is now. I just won't be shoveling snow off of it this year with a little luck.
So this weekend, I will also be taking pictures of our progress so you can see what has taken away from knitting time. Remember: document your knitting infidelity well.
So next up, I have a progress picture on my Mary Mary Quite Contrary shawl. At least, that's what I'm calling it at the moment. Luckily, you can read your progress in lace so no matter how many times I put it down I always end up figuring out where I left off. Just takes a while sometimes.
|Very representative of the color of the yarn. Surprisingly enough.|
Speaking of entering the giveaway, I recently found some quilt-stash fabric that reminds me of the cats in the banner picture at the top of the blog of one of the posters. Hmm, is that sentence convoluted enough? Maybe I need more coffee. I think I still bleed actual blood instead of caffeine, which may be affecting my ability to communicate... y'know, effectively.
Here's the fabric for reference
|I heart this fabric. I must do, I have 5 yards!|
Finally, in case anyone was curious about how I write my patterns the first time through, I give you the graph paper swatch o doom. You can even see some of my really bad math if you look closely. Don't worry, I used the right numbers instead of the crazy ones and that's how Dad's Serious Scarf got started. The design process is a whole 'nother set of posts, but I figured a little window into the start of the process would be kind of neat.
|these are the 'test-drive' of the patterns for THREE different projects.|
In our next episode, there may or may not be a well deserved (and not at all opinionated ;-) review of Quince and Co yarn.