Don’t like that pun? How about:
Ship to Shawl?
Thanks for the comments on my three-FOs-in-formation posts. I’m really glad I’d drafted them earlier because I’ve had one heck of a week health-wise (see tl;dr at end of post).
So, in between feeling sorry for myself and having things stuffed into my ears, what have I been up to?
Spinning and then winding yarn off my spindle.
Snazzy, huh? Think I can market it?
Like my high-tech solution? Mini M&M tube supplied by H3Dakota. Mysteriously the chocolate didn’t survive long after arriving. :strokes chin: Curious…
I mentioned in my last ordinary-service post about starting two shawls designed by Romi. Well, I have done!
First up is Sakaki (the shawl in support/memory of the Japan earthquake and tsunami) using Mean Girls Yarn Club Run Amok (merino sock yarn)
This is not as mindless as it looks because there are short rows and lace and texture and a pico edging and …. So I’ve not made as much progress on it as my second shawl.
Never mind the quality, feel the texture!
Second is Taygete (in another MGYC called Baby Melter and Xen’s Capability):
The full stretch so far
Hmm…. stripes …
Right side, wrong side, right side!
Both yarns are merino/cashmere/nylon so there’s a very soft halo to the finished fabric. Yummy!
Lets keep this brief since I’m sure you’re all as bored of my ears as I am but Sunday I collapsed (in an elegant way, I might add) probably due to low blood sugar, Monday I had headache all day (unusual for me), Tuesday was very bad and I had a full-on M.E.-crash and Wednesday I had my right ear stuffed with iodine-soaked ribbon gauze. Less fun than it sounds.
I’m now on a 1-a-day antibiotic (scary!) which warns you against going out in the sun lest you get a rash. Typical.
I’ll be back after the double-bank-holiday-I’m-trying-to-pretend-isn’t-happening, hopefully with some more shawl progress!