Monday, October 15, 2007

Things up to which I've been.

Wound one of my big hanks of Cherry Tree Hill Super Sock Mill Ends. So who knew it was discontinuous? I know they're called Mill Ends, but I thought I was only buying one end. (Why they would make an end 1200 yards: not my business.) I ended up with seven "balls." I apostrophized balls because one of them only barely qualifies for that definition. Pissed as I was at the time of the winding, I have now come to accept it. Choose your battles, eh whot? I'd rather have the seven "balls" than one ball with all those knots.

Indeed, if you count there are only six. Number seven is actually the unwound strands in the picture. A total of five grams worth.
Stitch Markers & Felting: I made a bunch of stitch markers yesterday and I am learning to needle felt. I can't show you all the stitch markers or the front of the felting project. They are secret. I will upload pictures later when Blogger cooperates.
Ripple/feather and fan/old shale stitch shawl. An emergency project for a dear friend who recently lost her sister. The death was unexpected and my friend had already been going through the wringer. She needs a lot of hugs, so in a way, this is like a prayer shawl. (I really know nothing about the prayer shawl ministry. Please excuse my ignorance if there is a particular definition or use which I have just trampled.) I broke out my Schaefer Marjaana in the Eleanor Roosevelt color. It's 550 yards, a 50/50 silk and wool blend. To it I'm adding (after lots of other choices were started and abandoned) a soysilk ribbon by South West Trading Company. I think it's called Phoenix. I bought it at French Knots just for the project. It goes very nicely even though it doesn't match any of the colors of Eleanor Roosevelt. My friend definitely is a green girl. At least in my mind if not in hers. She doesn't wear green come to think of it. Well, I know I'm right. Naturally the colors in the picture are off. The green in particular came out poorly. It is much less dusty and pale in person. I've tried to show both the front and back because I think I like the back better. I reduced the multiple of the pattern to 12 stitches instead of 18. I'm trying to keep it from looking like an afghan and I was hoping reducing the scale of the pattern would help.


Elizabeth said...

You're such a good friend to knit the shawl for your friend. It looks very comforting and cozy.

I hope the Cherry Tree Hill ends were a great price. Otherwise, I'd be irked.

Sue, aka seiding said...

It's a great color, though. I laughed out loud at the title of this post.

olpp said...

I love your awesome grammar! And your lovely shawl, too!