sorry about the whining yesterday . . i’m much happier today being back on tiger for the time being. thank you to everyone who sent suggestions for dealing with leopard; we will continue to sus out solutions for the problems we have with it and i feel confident that someday, i’ll try it again.
but for now it feels good to be home, so to speak.
i didn’t get a whole lot of knitting done yesterday for all the juggling, but i do have progress pictures of the snow shawl, which is growing steadily.
it’s still blobby-looking and about half of the finished rows are folding underneath, but here you can see the beginnings of a wonderful snowflake-go-round. here’s a shot of it with some light coming through
i am at the halfway point in terms of the number of rows, which means that i have about one-third of the knitting done (the rows get geometrically longer as we go; in fact, i am probably not even one-third through the knitting but i am opting for denial here).
i now have a nice progression from larger to smaller motifs in place from the center outward and am about to start a band of allover tiny snowflakes which i like to think of as the blizzard section.
i need to do some charting work today in order to continue, and i’m hoping to make good progress on that before i need to leave for classes this afternoon.
next time i photograph it i will probably be changing to the longer needle—the stitches are starting to get quite crowded on the 24-inch one. at that point i should be able to get some nice shots of the opened-up piece to show you.
i also started the gale stole in anne’s cormo/angora artisan yarn (see my link?? my working link?? i can copy and paste today and all is well.).
this is gonna be pretty. it’s so soft, and the gauge i chose to work in will make it quite sheer. thanks for all the feedback on the swatches, BTW—i had already made my decision and started work using the smaller motif on the larger needles, but it’s always nice to hear what you think.
i know lots of you like the tighter swatch, but i promise it will be pretty.
we got some decent photos (as opposed to the indecent ones i know you love) the other day of the gale scarf in judy’s delicious arequipa silk/alpaca. here’s a little taste
judy will be offering kits on her site in a variety of color choices; as soon as she has that ready we will release the pattern along with a whole bunch of other photos.
what? you want to know about that gorgeous stick pin, which happens to be the perfect thing for this scarf?
it’s by rosemary, of course—one of the selections in her sticks n stones collection. (oh dear. i just went over there and saw another one i like too. that aventurine teardrop. good thing it’s out of stock or i’d be abandoning you to buy it)
what else is new? since the lady cardigan socks are done, done, done, i pulled out the last of the languishing socks to finish it up.
can you believe i haven’t finished this? it has been right at this very point since before christmas. but then, christmas knitting ensued and it kinda got lost in the shuffle. i blush to say it, but it even became sort-of a background note in my “knitting still life” (that would be the pile of half-finished ideas and WIPs that graces the side table at my end of the sofa in the TV room).
suddenly the other day it registered with me that this half-finished sock had been sitting there for ages and i was horrified to realize i hadn’t given it a thought. at all. in months.
that’s all gonna change now; i’m taking it to class tonight and if i don’t finish it up completely in those six hours, i will during monday’s classes.
ok, now time to get to those charts before is have no time left.