Sunday, April 18, 2010

The Blob

Yes, the big, lace blob! The Aeolian shawl has grown more this weekend and I'm almost to the edging on it now. But let me tell ya, nupps may very well be the bane of my existence when it comes to this shawl. They take me so long to make, but they do look very good with the design, so I'm not leaving them out just because I find them to be a pain. Here's the shawl progress so far:Even with the number of lace things I have made now, I am still fascinated how such a blobby piece of wool can transform into this delicate wonder when it's all finished. It is the magic of lace, and there is real magic there for me.

I know that I was wondering where my knitting mojo had gone last week. Well, I found it. Once again, it's in the magic that is called lace.

Now if that magic can heal me of this stupid lung funk/cold. Come on lace!

Knit on...

Thursday, April 15, 2010

The Lace Grows

I caught my yearly upper respiratory infection this past week and ended up calling in sick for a day. The only good thing about that was that I had more time than usual to knit. I managed to get all the Yucca chart repeats done on the Aeolian and the Agave transition chart finished. Now I just have three agave repeats and the edging to do and the shawl will be finished. Of course, this will take a while because of the N word...

Nupps. Yep, nupps. Nupps are not something I'm enjoying right now. The purl 9 together is hell and I ended up using a tiny crochet hook to help me get that done. I think in my own lace design work that I will avoid nupps at all costs.
But I do have a picture I can show you at least of the progress. I'm feeling a lot better today, so I'm going in to work where I sadly can't knit anymore. The principals are on a rampage at the moment and don't want the teachers to have any kind of break at all between classes, but that's a whole other long story that I won't get into right now. Here's the shawl:Yep, it's a big blob of unblocked lace. Wish I could block it out some, but I'm already on my biggest cord length for size 2 needles and can't stretch it out anymore really. I'm loving how this is looking so far though, but it does make me really miss something...

Evenstar! I wish I could knit on my Evenstar shawl. I'm only finished with clue 2 and there are 5 clues out now! I need to get this Aeolian done first and foremost right now though for Sally's wedding, so sadly I can't work on the Evenstar right now. But soon, soon I will finish this white shawl and can go back to the lovely navy blue beaded masterpiece!

Knit on...

Monday, April 12, 2010

Once a Week Blogging?

Yep, I think I have become a once a week blogger for knitting courtesy of stealth projects and lack of knitting mojo. There have been good days for knitting, or like last night, no knitting at all.

Now to be fair, I have a head cold, so right now the only thing I really feel like doing is watching Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution on the internet and going to bed. Tonight though, I will be knitting some on the wedding shawl for Sally, so I'll hopefully have something to show you then.

Any of you other knit bloggers out there have a similar problem? Is it just knitting doldrums that hit every now and then for us all? I'm sure hoping they go away soon. I miss my hyper desire for playing with sticks and string!

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Something I Can Show

Yep, I finally have something I can show you on the knitting front. I've still been working on some stealth projects, but I have switched over now to knitting on the Aeolian Shawl almost exclusively. I have 6 of the 12 Yucca Chart repeats done now and here they are:It's growing pretty fast right now, which I am thankful for. I'm hoping to be through all the repeats of the Yucca chart by this weekend and on to the Agave chart.

Also, I received a prize for Team Plurk in the Ravelympics. I was given some very bright roving and two hanks of sock yarn. Here they are:
I was so thrilled to get these in the mail. Thanks, Morandia!

That's it for now. Hopefully more Aeolian progress soon!

Knit on...