Thursday, March 17, 2011
All Things Sheepy Thursday
It seems to me that a lot of bloggers have themes on certain days. I appreciate reading what people write on those days, but I never really jumped on those opportunities. While I can't promise that I'll stick to a sheepy theme, I'm going to give it a try.
I have three separate projects ongoing, not including the WIPs that are languishing up in the yarn room. Two of those projects are sort of top secret, so I can't show them here. That leaves the vest.
When last I talked about Cloud Chaser, I was saying a little prayer that what the designer wrote-- and, more importantly, how I was interpreting her words--would work out. I found myself thinking how annoying it was to be told to buy four skeins of Honor, when clearly, 3 would get the job done. I take that back because as I near the center point of the collar, I am also nearing the end of the third skein of yarn. It will take all four.
The pattern is multi-directional knitting at its finest. I've found my rhythm, and the collar, while time consuming, should be done, soon. After that, all that needs to be knitted is the border around the armholes, which is said to further connect the pieces, and it'll be completely done.
Seamlessly. Literally. I'm hoping to be wearing it by the end of the month.
The photo at the top is a close up of my new umbrella. I have a hard time hanging onto things like umbrellas, but this one stands a real chance of survival. In the first place, it's unlikely to be borrowed by the men in the house, and in the second...who would chance losing something as precious as this? I love the shamrock brand on the black sheep's behind. There will be no risk of losing it today as it's sunny with no chance of rain. Again.
Happy St. Patrick's Day, friends. Let the Guinness flow!