Monday, April 17, 2006

Too long

You would think I had something to say after so long between posts. Well I don't really have much to say, which is actually why I haven't been posting.

I finished the Daffodil, but haven't blocked it. The teen top is finished but needs adjusting. The Unst hasn't been worked on much at all, and I finally got some new yarns, which I have been using, I am making two knit your own mystery Pi shawls on the EZasPi yahoo list. The knit along started on friday, so we only have one clue up so far. I am making a regular Pi, and a PiR2.
Some yarn I ordered was from the UK, 9 balls of #80 DMC cotton thread, it arrived very promptly, but the colour is so far out from the little balls I am currently using for the Princess shawl that I still have to use the wee little 5 gram balls until I get to the laurel leaf break along the top end of the border, which by my reckoning means I need to buy another 5 gram ball, possibly two. I have made progress with that shawl, putting a grand total of 16 rows on it in less than a week. This is progress as there is about 865 stitches per row. There is a total of 220 rows in the border, so I am getting close to the half way point on it. I wish I could remember how many rows to a ball I have been getting.
Anyway, my 20 gram balls arrived, and I really want to get to using them, so have been furiously plugging away at the Princess it is so slow a progress though that it feels that I am getting nowhere. It is very difficult to get a picture of the work in progress as well since it is so large and on straight needles, the longer it gets though, the easier it will be to get a somewhere near decent picture.

I got some paint your own knit picks yarn for the Pi KAL, I dyed it some lovely spring like colours, and can't wait to get to use it on the Pi, I am using a green right now, but will add in the multi colour in the third pattern ring I think. Elizabeth wants the shawl to be hers, so I can't make it too big since she is just a little squid still. Little isn't quite accurate, she is over 4 feet tall, but a Pi shawl can be very big, so I have to keep an eye on how big it is getting.

I also ordered some of the Pallette yarns from knitpicks, I am tempted to do the fairisle pallette cardigan that uses all but the white and cream colours from the pallette line, I got the pattern and a few balls, just to check out the yarn, and it is lovely. So I think I might just order up the rest of the colours, get a start on the cardi early.

I haven't done much spinning recently, the Princess took over, but I plan to get some spinning done this week, I am trying to spin up stuff to put in the guilds shop for the big spring pottery sale, sales are high that weekend. Since our dear friend Ann has been ill the weaving stuff has been severely lacking in the shop. We all need to add in a bit more to fill the empty spaces.

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