Friday, October 12, 2007

WIP

Why yes, I do still knit and spin when I'm not babbling about elk.

I wanted to do the Socktoberfest thing again this year, but seeing Theresa's finished Pacific Northwest Shawl inspired me to resume the one I hid away several months ago, so the socks aren't really a top priority right now. I've reached the fish near the border and hope that taking this photo of my shawl on a beach in the Pacific Northwest (Dungeness Spit to be exact) will, I don't know, infuse the shawl with speedy-and-easy-knitting mojo or something. Look, the photo is even colour-coordinated.

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A project like this makes me think I'm more of a process than product (or whatever the term is) knitter. I don't even wear this shade of blue; I just liked the pattern and the yarn seemed to suit it.

Socks aren't being completely ignored, though. Most of the leg is done on the first Conwy sock.
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Yarn: ShibuiKnits Sock.
Pattern: Conwy from Nancy Bush's Knitting on the Road.

I also finished spinning and plying the blue-ish merino roving. It's drying in the bathroom right now. Most of it looks decent, but some parts seem underplied. There are about 500 yards of 2-ply, and I'm guessing it varies between sport and fingering weight. It doesn't seem to be as blue as the earlier samples I spun, but I think that's because I kept changing my predrafting method.

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The cats tried to get involved. The cow-cat took over my lap while I was plying and then got upset at the yarn running over his back, while the tabby messed with the lazy kate.
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3 comments:

cindy said...

The PN Shawl...........is lovely and I'll bet it's easier than MS3!!

The merino looks lovely...what will you make with it?

Theresa said...

I agree - that shawl just calls for a certain teal. I started it a long time ago just because I wanted to start it, and then it quickly found it's recipient and I saved it for 18 months for a special occasion.

Rachel said...

Ooh, pretty pretty shawl. Don't you want to finish it so you can stand old-fashionedly on a widow's walk, clutching it around you, gazing out becomingly at the sea? :)