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Thursday, July 28, 2005
Week of WIP's- Part 4
aka - A lesson in Patience
Shadow shawl can kiss my ever loving widening ass. oh, I know that's not nice and yarn has a way of retaliating, but this project really pissed me off. And I didn't even start to knit it! Can I blame my crankiness on the heat? on pregnancy? just because I'm bitchy and it's beginning to show?
The yarn winding alone is what drove me insane.
There was only one skein out of the 7 that didn't tangle like this, and this picture showed it after most of the tangle had been cured. Arggh. I think this yarn must have been wound into a hank by a one legged horse who is blind, deaf, and was battling a serious bout of the hiccups. It's a good thing the yarn is so luscious or I might have given up.
Ha - evil yarn! I win!
I'm counting this as a WIP just because it took me longer to wind it than it will take me to knit the first few pattern repeats. I thought I wanted to finish Birch before I started another shawl but I can't find a place to knit Birch that isn't sticky. Mohair is no fun when it's sticky. It looks like as much as I want Birch it will be set aside until the weather cools off a bit, or at least until the humidity is no longer 93% (that isn't an exageration, yesterday was 98F with 93% humidity). I want another shawl so I'll actually cast on for this soon.
In the meantime I really wanted a shadow project so I cast on for the spider scarf.
Cool huh? I love shadow knitting! If you haven't tried it, it's worth the leap, and so much easier to do than it sounds.
There is a highly fought over scarf in this house. It's a pretty green keyhole scarf that Anj made for me a couple of Xmas's ago. I'm going to fashion this after that per the orders of Queen M. Maybe I'll be able to get my green scarf back this year, if not I'll be wearing spiders. Good thing I love spiders.