Friday, January 25, 2013

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Last weekend was so fun, I couldn't even stop to blog it.

Well, actually, since it was a long weekend, I didn't want to stop having fun to blog it on Monday, and then work kind of got in the way. I was even able to get an early start on Thursday night! So what did I do? Did I make lots of progress on a WIP? Did I make a good start on that new stumpwork class I'm supposed to be taking?

Heck no, I cast on a new shawl.
This is Juneberry by Jared Flood, in a Silky Wool that's not as bright as it looks in this picture. I cast it on like four times before I got it "right", and even then I'm pretty sure either I'm wrong or the instructions are wrong, since I have a weird yarn over three thing happening. Eh, I'll live with it. =)

DFs Teresa and Ann were in town, so Friday I drove out to have lunch with them. When I got back home, I settled in to make a start on my EGA chapter's project for the year (after playing some Spartan Ops *ahem*), Toccata I by Drawn Thread:
Of course, I changed half the colors. I still wasn't entirely happy with the peachy/rusty colors. So of course on Saturday, when I went back to meet the girls at the local needlepoint shop, I was unable to resist the giant rack of tantalizingly swaying skeins of Needlepoint Inc., Silk. With their help (the girls, not the skeins), I picked a nice dark berry and a mauvey pink.
Muuuch better. You probably can't see the difference in these pictures, but trust me, it will be so much more satisfying to stitch. These little square are so fun and addicting!

Unfortunately, I got a massive headache that afternoon, so I had to bow out of the evening festivities. The headache was still with me Sunday, so I didn't get too much done. I did rip out a Moebius Honey Cowl thing that was not happening. I've been trying to come up with a satisfying reversible Honey Cowl alternative for a while, but I finally gave it up and just cast on a regular Honey Cowl.

I did also make a little bit of progress on Chatelaine's Mystery II (Covvent Herbal Garden).

Welcome to those of you who've joined me from the Grow Your Blog Party! I'm still very behind on blog reading and commenting, but I'll get there some day!

I think I'm going to try this 15-minute blogging thing that Mason Dixon Knitting are doing. Think I can manage it??


Nic said...

I have the juneberry pattern but the yarn I started it with (a bamboo one) just didn't look right so I frogged it and haven't started again. What do you mean by a yarn over three? I can check my pattern if you want and help you figure out what's going on.
Love the progress on your chatelaine. Maybe I'll dig out one of mine this year and see some progress on it.

Annie said...

That shawl pattern looks like it will be really pretty. Good color changes on the silks I think. Always hard to get it just right. The Chatelaine piece is just gorgeous.

I'm a victim of massive headaches too so I really sympathize. Feels so good when the head goes back to normal, doesn't it?

Flash Bang SEO said...

Going by the first picture, I thought you were making a thong made of wool. Thankfully I read your post heh

Melanie said...

Can't wait to see more pics of the shawl as it comes along. I always love Jared's patterns.
Nice progress on everything!!!

Chris said...

Gorgeous projects!!

woolwoman said...

Love that shawl pattern Heather. I'll have to look that one up. I've been wanting to try that newish yarn of Jared's. So wonderful to see you working away on the Tocatto - color changes are a good thing. Take care and enjoy! Mel

Caitlin @ Naughts Cross Stitches said...

gorgeous stitching

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