Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Cat Must Be Away

Because the mice are playing:
silk scarf

Sometimes, a project just takes hold. It consumes. This is the start of a handspun silk shawl (or scarf: we'll see just how far we get with the yarn already spun, and the yarn I am able to spin plus the knitting in the time frame allotted).

I made up the pattern, did a swatch (worked fine) then tried to figure out how much yarn would be needed. I know how much I have, and we'll see at the end how close the two calculations are.

I can keep spinning as I travel this summer:
spinning silk

and plying:
plying silk

Both spinning and plying will continue as the scarf grows into a shawl. This must be done by late August, so the time frame is set. I'll be on the road for at least 6 weeks in that time frame, here and back, here and back again. This project all fits neatly into a very small package, perfect for carry on, and for carrying-on once I get to my destinations.

Speaking of carrying on:
No! #2

Someone was just told "NO!" when she put her hand up to the electrical socket. I love the look of disbelief on her face! For the record, she tried again....and then was summarily removed. Sockets are all blocked now.


Blogger Tina J said...

I wish I could touch the silk! It looks fabulous!

1:17 PM  
Blogger Freyalyn said...

It won't be that colour once it's finished....

12:20 AM  
Blogger sarah said...

What Freyalyn said :-)

8:37 AM  
Blogger Alwen said...

The silk looks very shiny!

I am told when I was around that size, I stuck a bobby pin in an outlet. I can't recommend it.

7:19 PM  
Blogger goatldi said...

Alrighty Sara the Gammie overrides the fiber side (sigh it had to happen sometime).

What a crush, oh how could one? Great about the socket plugs did those twice with my own and my own's own.

Damn cute she is. And oh year the silk is nice.

10:27 PM  
Blogger goatldi said...

opps please remove the r from yeah. Excuse? Just back from milking the goaties the machine must have sucked out my spelling abilities.

and just for grins and giggles who makes up the words for word verification?

10:29 PM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

When a project so lovely takes hold, following it just seems right.

12:43 PM  
Anonymous Cathy said...

Oh - lovely! And what pattern are you using - if one?

Something so satisfying about the baby updates - another lovely.

5:53 AM  
Blogger Susan Prince said...

Re. shawl - beeeooootiful!

11:19 AM  

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