Well. For me anyway. Who knew real life was so completely engaging! Kidding – but it’s true – the longer I spend away from my computer, the more I grudge the time needed to post. Ask my poor poetry blog… ugh. I think I may be giving up my Writer Card.
As to the fibre-y stuff, y’all know it’s my Valium and so I have some of that to show for the time away. I did finish up the “Paridae” cardigan and love it. As yet, it’s still not blocked but I like the slightly rustic look of that combined with the very subtle tweediness of the alpaca and so may leave it.
I’m currently paticipating in Joji Knits 2016 autumn KAL. “Let Go” cardigan is my first Joji – definitely won’t be my last and it’s been very easy to stay focused on this one – none of my usual Knitter’s (and for reals) ADD! I’m picking up the front / neckband today and expect to have a sleeve started.
Let Go progress:
There’s a WIP or two lurking about and I’m looking forward to finishing them up. I’m hoping to have a good cross section of project types to bring with me to Needler’s in Gananoque this year. Some great news for me there – I was nominated x2 for a scholarship! This covers the cost of participation and the class fees and the timing couldn’t be better – I’d hate to have to miss out on this. Money may not buy happiness but it buys a lot of yarny goodness and that does make me happy🙂
“Paridae” is really coming along. I’m working the hood – the last bit before cast off, ends are woven and I may be wearing it by the end of the weekend. Such an interesting pattern, it’s been fun to knit. And because I need more than one thing going at a time, I started my “Frozen Lake” shawl (gotta find something more catchy for a name!) This one is in two ancient skeins of Cherry Tree Hill Supersock that I’d forgotten existed – glad they were found🙂. My project notes are on Ravelry -> here <- and -> here <-. My DIY project, refurbing my mossy, vintage “keystone” interlock patio is well underway too, slow but sure the job gets done. Hands are a bit of a wreck though – hurty arthritis is hurty! It will be worth it in the end though, the patch that’s been cleared – by hand and with homemade eco safe weed destroyer and “magic sand” applied B) – already looks better.
Paridae Cardigan ~ back hem shaping
Paridae Cardigan ~ two sleeves on two circs
Frozen Lake Shawl ~ start
Frozen Lake Shawl ~ pattern developing
Patio, weeds sprayed w/homemade eco safe stuff, stragglers pulled by hand and magic sand in the first quadrant.
Patio after being wet down. Now on to the next quadrant.
Now must start organizing to spend a little time in Calabogie at Centennial Lake. I have the best friends!
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!🙂
“Ariel” aka: “Absinthe Mermaid” is off the needles and I’m really happy with this one. The pattern was super easy and would have been quick if I had a better handle on my “Oh shiny!” I still maintain that ADD makes me more productive… in some ways🙂. My project notes are on Ravelry -> here <-
Absinthe Mermaid Pullover ~ smocking and yarn variegation detail.
Absinthe Mermaid Pullover ~ back
Absinthe Mermaid Pullover ~ neckline detail
Absinthe Mermaid Pullover ~ finished front
I’ve got a good start on my next project “Paridae” Cardigan – on a bit of a sweater kick lately… and will have an update later this week.
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!🙂
Three FO’s this week, yay! “Le Scarabée Argent“, “Firefly”
and “Harmonia’s Rings“.
All the details are on my Ravelry, at the links above. Hope all is well in your world with lots of time for family, friends, chillin’ and crafting🙂
Harmonia’s Rings ~ finished front
~ finished moebius collar detail
~ side view
~ finished back
Firefly Shawl Test Knit ~ finished
Le Scarabée Bleu’s portfolio:
Yarn Porn! Tool Porn!🙂
Cast off on 14 July and blocked on the 15th. Happy with this one – used up more ancient stash and thoroughly enjoyed the pattern. I don’t think I’m in the running for a winning jersey but pleased to have another unique garment to offer in my shop🙂
Details: “Gavrinis Shawl“and I’m working the large size in Elann’s Alpaca Fina, a sportweight on the skinny side in the colourway ‘Alpine Violet”.
Améthyste Cave de Gavrinis portfolio & details :
Améthyste Cave de Gavrinis ~ finished 1
Améthyste Cave de Gavrinis ~ finished 2
Améthyste Cave de Gavrinis ~ finished 3
Améthyste Cave de Gavrinis ~ finished 4
Begun. Once again, my friend Natalie is hosting her annual Tour de France KAL. The design is her “Gavrinis Shawl“and I’m working the large size in Elann’s Alpaca Fina, a sportweight on the skinny side in the colourway ‘Alpine Violet”.
I’m just starting the second repeat of Section D and have really enjoyed this pattern. I’m sure that it’ll slow down significantly now as there are 401 stitches and a second repeat of Section E before the border and cast off but… it keeps me out of the pub! JK🙂
Here is a link to my project details and the group discussions are taking place on her Ravelry group. The photo below is not a purple tribble but my TdF 2016 at the start of the first Section D:
KeiB’s TdF 2016
And… I’m off! Not to watch the Tour but to listen to ‘Les Triplettes de Belleville‘ – awesome soundtrack to a wonderful full-length cartoon that features the Tour.
Better late than never🙂
Although my branch came to Canada as Loyalists during the American Revolution, many Tuppers chose to stay and odds are very good, we be cousins!
I’ve been working away on my Tour de France KAL shawl, my friend Natalie’s lovely Gavrinis and loving it. I expect I should have Chart D finished this evening.