Saturday, February 06, 2016

Day 37

Two repeats on the doublewide blanket.  I should have woven more, but I figured out the problem with the short rows on Glenfiddich - who knew there are two kinds of "knit into the stitch below" stitches? - so I made good progress on that.


Now I wait to see if it'll fit, since I rejiggered the chosen size to use Aran-weight yarn instead of DK-weight.

Friday, February 05, 2016

Day 36

Two repeats on the blanket, several rounds on the other blanket.  (What's with the blanket obsession?)

Pictures, pictures...OK, you're right, you need pictures.

The finished blanket rolling up on the cloth beam:


I can see the knots at the end of the warp - this is a good thing!


And one rather ugly February Blanket square, still needing its ends woven it and to be blocked (and to be disguised among dozens of its more lovely (I hope) sisters):





Thursday, February 04, 2016

Days 34 and 35

Oopsie!  I forgot to post last night, probably because of a wicked sinus headache.  Anyway: a couple of rounds on a February Blanket square were all I managed.

Tonight, however, SO much more progress.  Two repeats on the doublewide blanket, a couple of rounds on a February Blanket square, and a partridge in a pear tree.

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Day 33

Two repeats on the doublewide blanket. A little knitting on the February Blanket.

Monday, February 01, 2016

Day 32

The entire evening was spent on work-related phone calls, so all I got done for fiber work was :


Yep, that's the February Blanket again.  Note how it is sitting on a living room rug.  ALL I got done tonight was to pull the project off the shelves and put it in the living room where I can work on it.  Woo!

And now it's bedtime....

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Day 31

The end of the first month.

I sewed the buttons on the handspun cardigan.  Only four and a half years since I started spinning the yarn in the Tour de Fleece in July of 2011.  The first of the Twelve Goals for this year.  You'll get a photo eventually - I need an accomplice.

And that means it's time to go full tilt on the doublewide blanket.  I want it DONE - woven, mended, fringes twisted, and washed - by the end of February.  So, today I wove seven repeats, two at a time.  After all, I bought the fleece for the warp in 2007, at Rhinebeck, so it's time to get it over with.

Finally, I cast on for the Glenfiddich cardigan in the Wendy Traditional Aran gray wool I bought in Oban, Scotland, in August of 2015. Row 5 (and rows 2 through 4 are short-rowed, so quite short) is giving me fits, however, so all that's done is the cast-on and Row 1.  Plus several sticky notes and diagrams, trying to figure out where I went wrong.  So much for forward progress.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Day 30

Another (not) productive day.  Buttons acquired. Enchanted Knoll singles wound off onto a storage bobbin.  Eight picks of weaving thrown, to demonstrate for a non-weaving friend (she was impressed). Perhaps I have calculated which size of Glenfiddich to follow if I'm knitting it with thicker yarn (114% difference in gauge, or choose the size that is 88% of the size I want it to be) (AKA cast on and pray).  There was also wardrobe sorting and dust removal.  I will deny all rumors of the acquisition of padded hangers, however.  Surely, I'm too old to finally be an Adult.