Sunday, June 15, 2014

The Return (I think...)

We finally got our fence!
If I had actually written a blog post every time over the last several weeks that I thought about writing a blog post, you’d be tired of reading by now.  Unfortunately, circumstances of the last few weeks have created a huge gap between thinking and doing.   I’ve been working overtime at work while trying to survive a summer cold that is going on it’s second week now.  When I have had down time, all I’ve managed to do is this---->

Mixed with some of this:

That ain't decaf.

And then some of this:

In fact, my cold is still active enough today that it is a struggle to complete a sente…

Uh, where was I?

Holy cow, it’s been a month since my last post.  Before the OT and the cold, I did manage to attend the Magnolia State Fiber Festival in Vicksburg, MS again this year - blog post on that to follow (hopefully) soon.  I’ve also worked on some actual knitting.  The project in my yarn bowl in the picture above is Midsummer Aran by Ginerva Martin.  It’s been in my queue for-absulutely-ever.  I’m using Elsbeth Lavold’s Hempathy.  It’s my first time knitting with hemp and it’s not bad.  Of course, it’s not squishy and soft like merino wool or 100% cotton, but it will wear well and everything I’ve read says hemp gets better and better with each washing.  We shall see.  I’m not very far into this as you can tell - and that is my second cast on (don't ask).  The lace pattern requires more concentration than my brain can muster with this cold.  Can’t wait until I can think clearly again.

What's the deal??

<-----One Waihi Sock by Sarah Ronchetti with half of another on my needles using Sweet Georgia Yarn’s Tough Love Sock.  I love these socks.  Unfortunately, I seem to be having a problem with my right-leaning cables.  See how they are wonky?  The left leaning cables are beautiful.  I’ve picked the brains of Lady L and the other ladies at my LYS, yet nothing I do seems to completely correct the problem.  Ideas?  Anyone?  I’ve done them both with and without a cable needle.  Same result.  What is it?!?  Driving me nuts…

A nearly-finished Locus Vest by Katya Frankel for my mom.  I only need to seam the
shoulders and finish the armholes and neckline.  A task that should take all of an hour but one that exhausts me just to think about in my current sickly state.  This will be really pretty when it’s done.  The picture doesn’t do the color of the Sublime Extra Find Merino Wool DK yarn justice - it’s a very nice lavender.

Ignore the lousy blocking on the armhole.
I mean it.  You don't see it, mmmkay?

I’ve also kicked off some baby knitting since my friend Taryn is due in just a few short months.  Pics of those things some other time.

I’m out of steam for today.  




  1. It's nice to see a post, Lisa. I worry when there's a gap. (Worrying is one of my life gifts.)

    On the knitting front I love that yarn bowl! It's so pretty. I've often wondered if I would like using one. Do you like it? And your socks are very lovely. I have no answer about the cables, but I suspect that when the socks are worn you won't be able to notice the difference between the right and left leaning ones. Socks are very forgiving.

    On the cold front all I have to say, as someone who is on day 12 of the same nasty bug is my sympathies go out to you. I have never been this sick for this long with a cold in my life. It has left me wondering if it might be the flu and not a cold. Whatever it is, I have dubbed it the "third cousin of the plague." I hope we both recover soon!

    1. Kristie, it's always so nice to hear from you and to know that you're still reading in spite of my sporadic posting! Thanks!

      I love my yarn bowl! I use it all the time - got tired of chasing runaway balls of yarn. I got it from Blue Moon Pottery on Etsy. They have some beautiful things.

      I hope you're on the mend from your cold. I'm at a week and a half on this one and I'm still battling my sinuses. It's the worst cold I've had in ages.

  2. I think you have a yarn bowl made by the same person who made mine - I recognize that half-twisted leaf on there!

    I do hope you get to feeling better.

    1. Don't you love it?! That yarn bowl is one of my prized possessions. I always make sure it's not in a place where it's going to get broken by mistake.

  3. THAT YARN BOWL! It's absolutely GORGEOUS! I hope that you are feeling like your old self again SOON! ♥


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