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Saturday, February 23, 2008


I'm on the mend (yeah!) but feeling really really sore (coughing isn't kind on the ribcage muscles) so it's slow going around here. I'm delighted to say I have a potato in the oven baking for dinner - believe me these days, that's an enormous accomplishment. I've been lucky to open a can of soup this week!

I cast on to knit the swatch in the cashmere/silk? Um. I'll try again. This stuff is baby fine. I'm considering making THIS (if you're on Ravelry), if not, then THIS. Isn't it stunning? From GOL.

Why, yes, I know I'm probably looking at another two-year project (at least!) but, hey, I seem to do that with lace, don't I? lolol! Still, the pattern calls for size 0s on Zephyr-weight. This cashmere/silk is finer than that. I tried on 1s. HAH! No way close enough to gauge. I'd love to do it on 000, which is what the original was done on...I'm seriously reconsidering the entire thing, perhaps asking one of my spinning pals to ply this (which will half the yardage and make this project impossible) and find a triangle I like instead.

As it is, I'm looking at buying Harmony 0s. Does anyone know if Skacel is thinking of doing the Addi Lace needles in the SMALLER sizes? I know they went up to 9s. (Yeah!)

So I'm putting the cashmere/silk on the back burner for now...we'll see what I decide to do in the end.

Otherwise, I've been sewing. That's been slow going, too. But I've been able to complete this lovely set today and I'm excited about it, so I wanted to share:

This is the Hoffman Rainbow Butterflies fabric - a truly stunning representation in fushia, purple, blue, green, and yellow. A Mavis and a Rose (straight needles) Case as a set.

It created quite a commotion around here:

My Quality Control Inspector was very diligent in her job - she always is...
Mom, someone's gotta crack the whip around here, ya know?
...The Meezer


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad you're on the mend - this winter has been a rough one for you - feel better!

7:26 PM  
Blogger Pat K said...

Hope you continue to feel better. That is an amazing shawl, but then I think GOL is entirely amazing.

8:00 PM  
Blogger Diana said...

Size 000, that would be a 5 year project for me! Then I'd be afraid to take it anywhere for fear it would snag on something!
The Hoffman fabric is really pretty.

8:07 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Good to hear you're getting better.

8:43 PM  
Blogger Opal said...

It's great to hear you're feeling better. Magikal Earth is gorgeous! I know you can do it. Perseverance is the key. :) Gorgeous Posy as always.

1:12 AM  

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