There's been knitting going on. Here's what I owe you pictures of:
- Ogee from Knitting Nature, only highly modified because as written, the plunging neck comes to just above your belly button and no one wants that. The pic for this sweater is nothing like the written directions. And as for the tunic thing, didn't do that either, it's fitted and stuff.
- Mentionable from Knit and Tonic: freaking love this top. The short row directions were helpful and happy inducing.
- Shetland Garden Shawl from Sivia Harding: my major thing with this shawl is what's up with not having a knit on edge? Fabulous shawl that's finished with a couple rows of garter stitch? I think not! With an edging, it looks much more finished. You'll just have to trust me for now.
- Spring Shawl from Heirloom Knitting: one of my true loves
And from Victorian Lace Today, A Curved Shawl (could there be a more generic name?) and the page 90 scarf. Curved Shawl was knit with Lacey Lamb (very nice stuff) and the scarf from Alchemy mohair. Both were for the yarn shop, which makes me happy because they will be well appreciated there.
As for current projects, I've been doing some dyeing. At the moment, I'm experimenting with colors, dyeing small skeins. Eventually I'll move up to more substanial stuff because my apartment is housing a helluva lot of yarn. I'm making the switch from superwash wool to zephyr today and have high hopes that there will be no felting and no removing of shiny goodness from the silk because of cooking at temps that are too high.
I have Spider Queen on the needles. I'm using JaggerSpun Super Lamb, color Merlot, on size 1 needles. It's been a fun and easy knit so far. I need to pick up for the border next. The plan it to knit the border in the round, even though it's in garter stitch (so every other row will be purled and that's a lot of purling) because that's how the Wedding Ring Shawl is knit and I'd like to work up to that a bit.
And, uh, I may also have a level 70 undead warlock in World of Warcraft. Perhaps...
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