Sunday, May 24, 2009

My Staycation, so far...

One of us is working this weekend, so both of us have stayed in town. I haven't left my Ladybug's side (or front), since I picked it up, except to go to work on Friday. I have this to show for it. Eighty two yards of 2 plied Mountain Colors Targhee in Indian Corn colorway. This represents half of what I've spun. I need to ply the rest of it tomorrow. I've done enough today.

While the Cap Shawl has finally entered the second portion of the main body, I wouldn't call it the home stretch. I'm on row 98 of 171 and have 450 live stitches on the needles. It suffered a bit of an accident, requiring minor surgery (what life line?). Seems someone, despite proper prior planning, misread the chart. It's not easy to knit lace backwards, but we are back on track. I'm sorry I've lost track of the stitches, but it's somewhere in the 20,000 range-not including the ones that were un-knit and then re-knit. I'll count them up again before I'm done.

How about a second look at the first offerings from my Ladybug? I know. I can't get enough either. It's skeined now, and waiting for the rest to be plied before it gets a bath to set the twist.


It wouldn't be right to close without a shout out to the Red Wings. Way to go guys. Bring it home and put those boys away now. If you've lost track, it's Detroit 3, Chicago 1 in a best of seven series. Never underestimate the old guys-there is something to be said for experience and a posse of Swedes.

12 comments:

Stephanie V said...

Spinning always looks like so much fun...and it looks like you're having a great time! beautiful colors!

Cheryl said...

I can tell you are enjoying this so much, and that makes me smile. It really is so beautiful too. I'm looking forward to your future projects!
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Brenda said...

I am so impressed! The yarn is very pretty Rudee. I really don't have a clue what you are doing, well maybe a little clue, but not much. Sounds and looks like fun though. The lace shawl still looks very hard to do to me. Our weather is rainy so inside activities for tomorrow, maybe. Have a great Staycation Day!

Anissa said...

Beautiful colors! I wish I knew how to do all that stuff -- I would have so much fun. TFS

Joanna said...

The colors in the skein of wool are just gorgeous. Looks like you're having fun.

Miss 376 said...

Well done you, the colour is gorgeous

Kathleen said...

What a grand name for your new pal--lady bug. And how amazing the two of you are together!

Kathleen said...

What a grand name for your new pal--lady bug. And how amazing the two of you are together!

Gail said...

What talent you have! I would love count all the time!

debra said...

Those colors are luscious! I raise my cup to you and the ladybug.

Betty F said...

The yarn is so beautiful!

Sandy said...

wow, great colors in this...