Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Slow and Steady

Things are moving along very slowly here. I have several projects in progress, but none is seeing much growth these days.

The Tour de Fleece ends this weekend, and I have been working diligently on my third yarn of the Tour, which is unlikely to be completed by its end. It's this ASU Polwarth (the colorway is Koi Pond).

I'm spinning it from one end of the top to the other and very fine, with the plan to chain ply it once I have all 4+ ounces on this bobbin. It's going very, very slowly, and it's only just started to look like I've done more spinning.

I'm also working on some lace during my lunch break at work. This is the beginnings of Merope (Ravelry link), the first of the shawls in Rosemary Hill's 7 Small Shawls to Knit e-book. (Apologies for the craptastic picture; the yarn is such a light gray that I had to put it against a dark background so you could see it. It doesn't help that there's a storm rolling in and it was already getting dark outside.)

Also in progress is the Pea Pod Cardigan for Rainbow, which has gotten to the point where I've divided for the armholes and am working the front with the lace panel. I need to get back to work on it soon or it Rainbow will outgrow it before it's complete.

And speaking of Rainbow, we discovered this weekend that she has more in common with her daddy than a love of sleeping.

I'll have you know that this picture wasn't posed at all -- all we did was sit her down and she started clicking!


  1. so cute! rainbow is definitely a genius!

  2. The spinning is lovely! Love the color! Love the picture, she looks so intent on what she is doing.

  3. Anonymous6:39 AM

    Beautiful spinning and lace.

    That picture of Rainbow is awesome :^) That's definitely one that needs to be printed out and put in a frame!

  4. I just love the colors of that Koi. Can't wait to see how it looks plied up! (Is that the correct spinning lingo?)

    LOL on Rainbow! Next thing you know, she'll have created herself a FB account. ;)

  5. Ok, that picture? HILARIOUS.

  6. Rainbow is too cute! They pick up everything...

    Yarn looks great! You give me ASU lust... hard to get my hands on though!

  7. The spinning is looking really good, and that pic of Rainbow is hilarious.

  8. Liz T.3:52 PM

    Following you too, Mommy...little blogger in the making! Precious!