Tuesday, February 16, 2010
My dogs are a rare breed, might even be related to fainting goats!
As soon as I sit down at my desk, my dogs behave like fainting goats, falling down on their pillow beds (or under my desk), snoring away.
The same thing can not be said when I sit down to spin. Why is that? They think spinning time is excellent time for having to pee, poop, play with toys, which for sure roll under the sofa, and find other ways to annoy me.
Well, since they wont let me spin in peace, I'll write a blog post. I've still not picked up my knitting needles. They've become quite cold. I should say, even with interference of the puppers, my spinning wheels are starting to smoke now!
My hand(s) are not hurting much, unless I've just spun for, well, a long time, but that's not unusual. I kind of lost my knitting mojo with this forced break. Might be that I don't want to knit on my two WIP's (socks and mittens). It might come back, if I allow myself to cast on something new - probably. Right now I'm all nuts about a spinning project I've started April 2009. I'd like to finish this first, then we'll see where we go from there. The result of this spinning project will be ready Friday in a week. For this week I've already finished a new yarn. :o)
But I've withheld this scarf I made last year. I can't believe I started it at the beginning of July, and finished it in October!!!
I'm talking about the Lily of the Valley scarf by Nancy Bush:
I've dyed the yarn myself. I was trying to find the right shade of grey, none of the three skeins I dyed came close though, but that was O.K.
I don't know why it took me so long to finish it. Must be that something shiny was distracting me, or simply other projects, but I'm thinking shiny. I have to admit I like knitting nubbs.
pattern: Lily of the Valley Scarf by Nancy Bush, from her book "Knitted Lace of Estonia" (must be my fourth project from this book)
yarn: Knit Picks Bare, Merino Silk, 100g, 440yds, 1 skein
size after blocking: 11.5" x 47" - I wish I had had a second skein, because even blocked this is a small one, but still larger than in the book as I recall. It's just about right to wear it under a coat, crossed in front. Oh well, the stitch pattern did get a bit tedious.
start-finish: July 5th - October 23, 2009
Boy, I wish you could SMELL just how relaxed the pups are right now. Must be the cooked celery root, they had as a treat today.