i know you’ve been wanting to see this for several days now, so let’s just all exhale and take a look
(i can’t for the life of me figure out why i cannot get a decent photo of this piece; it defies all logic. but i will get one—mark my words.)
anyhow, that’s the first part of the last part of the one half of this stole. i think i like it—i definitely like the way the lttle diamonds inside the stars are the negative of the diamond mesh in the stole body. i’m not sure about te stockinette background, but i think it will look right once the next part goes on (just wait til you see—it’s SO extravagent; i just hope it’s not too—y’know?).
i am so glad i got that done last night; after the weekend i was feeling a little sorry for myself for not having any time off. but yesterday was really nice. i purposely did not go anywhere near any work stuff after i got home from teaching. i just answered blog email and did fibery things (well i stopped at the market too, but that’s ok).
and it snowed a whole bunch last night and today—i think the kids even had off from school; that is, i didn’t see any wandering aroundor waiting for buses this morning. we’ve gotten a fresh topcoat of snow each day this week—just a dusting mostly. but today it was a real accumulation. and the temperature keeps dropping.
late yesterday i got a package from elizabeth. i am helping to relieve her of (her words) “a boatload of quiviut”. we are working out a trade, and when i opened the box, look what she added
jewelry for my knitting . . . something for the starlight wrap i think. (how did she know i’m a ho for little boxes, too?)
oh, and the yarn—i did a little experiement. when i received and opened the box, i could see that the yarn appeared to still have it’s spinning oil on. it was stringy-looking and felt coarse.
and i wanted to see what it would be like washed. so i took a sample, skeined it up on my skein winder, and pushed it into a hot bath with some of my favorite wool wash
after it had hung to dry for a couple of hours, it felt and looked a lot more like musk ox down
it’s so soft—some day it will become a wedding shawl or some other delicacy. and if i just settled for petting this one little skein for the rest of my life, i wouldn’t mind that . . .