Tuesday, June 27, 2006

I have been working on it!

See . . . Five iterations of the lace pattern done.

Progress photo of the LSSK Missy Lace scarf

And as a special treat . . . Horus pointedly ignoring me 'cause I won't let him play with my yarn or my needles.

Horus reclining on the sofa in regal feline fashion

More stash

6 skeins of knitting yarn in various colors

The entire back row is superwash merino. The front left is fingering weight and the front right is lace weight. All the yarn is from my favorite supplier, kbrece at Kindred Spirits Yarn.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Just a quick note

The co-worker and her husband loved Abigaile's Afghan. The husband especially liked the colors because he was ready to overdose on pink.

I'm still working on the LSSK lace scarf but rather sporadically. I'm still very much in a reading mood and I seem to have settled on C. J. Cherryh for my author of choice at the moment.

And I've discovered a couple of shows on BBC America that I rather like. As a matter of fact, the first is about to start in about 6 minutes. That would be Waterloo Road. The other is Hex. I'm rather fonder of Waterloo Road than I am of Hex. I missed the very first episode of Hex so I'm a bit lost but that's never really stopped me before.

Anyway, off I go to plug myself into the TV.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

LSSK Missy Lace KAL, an experiment

I joined a Yahoo! group the other day and they were just about to begin a knit along. Since I'd finished Abigaile's Afghan sooner than I thought I would, I decided to give the knit along a try. One of the group members designed the pattern and it is for a lace scarf or shawl. There are instructions for making both.

I dug through my stash and didn't have any lace weight yarn that would work with the pattern, so I decided to give it a try with some of the sock weight yarn. I'm using size US 9 needles.

Now, I'm not sure whether it's the camera or my monitor, but the yarn is not blue. It is very obviously purple with just the odd hint of blue here and there. Anyhoo . . . I'm about to start on row 10 of the main pattern.

Lace scarf in progress