Wednesday, March 28, 2007
It really didn't bother me, it was only a couple of sections....
Until this morning. I took it upstairs in the kitchen and laid it out to show the kids (They are having almost as much fun watching her grow as I am.) I was explaining what I had done and stopped mid sentence.... another mistake! D++b. How could I have missed it?? I would stop and gaze at her so often how could I have NOT seen this?!?! It was on the 4th section. I missed a corner triangle. Three of the kids came around in horror as I again frogged 7 (7!) more sections to the missing triangle. They also were trying to talk me out of it. "We didn't notice until you showed us. Don't do it! No one will notice!!" I calmly explained to them that I would notice. I would always know it was there and it would diminish the finished object in my mind. I could tell by the looks on their faces they thought I was just as crazy as my husband did.
I frogged a total of three skeins of yarn between last night and this morning. I now have a total of 4 sections done. One skein down, 9 to go.... and I am still enjoying the knitting of Lady Eleanore.
Monday, March 26, 2007
I am making it into a Lady Eleanore stole. I know the Lady E is a very 2006 pattern but you remember I haven't been knitting for the last 15 years so I have a LOT of must-knit catching up to do! I saw this on some old(er) blog posts and fell in love. I got the yarn Friday night and by midnight I was done with my first skein. Saturday grew her another 1/2 skein and Sunday she was well into her third. Here she is so far - basking in the sun on my back deck:And a close-up...
I love the colors, the Noro yarn even with it's leaves, sticks and other "natural" materials woven in. I enjoy the challenge of the abrupt color changes in the knots found in this yarn - so far only one per skein, knock on wood. I like the art of the color changes and matching one skein into another and making the color changes even. I love knitting entrelac. I find myself finishing a section and just sitting back and admiring her.
I consider myself crafty but not artsy. Lady E makes me feel like an artist. She is art and I am knitting her.
Monday, March 19, 2007
I finished them in a few days and went and got another skein, and another, and another. My girls saw them and asked for socks so I made these...
I made many more (15.5 pr. since October) but these are all in the clean laundry at this minute. I didn't want to rummage too far into the recesses of the girl's room to find more. It frustrates me to open their bedroom door these days. Now I know how my mother felt when she would walk by and just close my bedroom door when I was a teen.
I have one of these done...but the other is langishing on the needles.
Socks have been put aside for a bit as I finished Sahara and now am working on the Krista Tee. Pictures of them later.