Sunday, June 29, 2014

Score for Ravenclaw

Quidditch is done & turned in 15 hours before the whistle blows.

I have a little yarn still left over.  I added 2 extra rows to the border and probably could have added one more, but I didn't want to run short.  Project is the Ashton Shawlette.

Perhaps a little embroidery with the remainder is in order. Or a matching bookmark.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

My Affection

The "Tailchaser's Shawl" is all done.  I still miss my kitty.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Little Victories

Today I walked my dog and paid off the vet bill credit card.  There's plenty more on the to-do list, but crossing off even 2 small things feels like an accomplishment today.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Spreading my Affection

Last weekend Janet & I went to The Getty Villa for the afternoon and had a nice visit.  There was plenty to see: twisty canyon roads, ocean view, shore birds, sea gulls, oh and a roman villa to boot. We had yummy lunch, looked at some art (educational [1]) and sat to knit.  I even managed to picture my shawl among the lavender.
I was only one repeat from the end of the penultimate section here; in the last week I have moved on to the border and the end is in sight.  Unfortunately each row is taking 30 minutes so it feels a little like Zeno's shawl.  Or was it Xeno?  I should look that up.

Previous progress:

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The New Normal

I go to work, I come home, I knit and only after the knitting homework can I play some World of Warcraft. The results are amazing!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Steady Progress

Surprisingly, a little progress each day adds up.

Monday, June 16, 2014

It's a Batt, It's a Skein, It's...

The Ashton Shawlette... in progress

Sunday, June 08, 2014

The Pick of the Spinner

... is more silk. Here is the second part of the batt all spun into a fine 2 ply yarn.  246 yards, 1.1 oz.

Now, if only I could get the color to show true in all the pictures! This is the same skein from two angles, same light.

Total yardage for everything is about 434, 1.8 oz.

Tuesday, June 03, 2014


My new favorite preparation for silk is the batt style. So light! So fluffy!