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16 June 2012 @ 01:52 pm

Pembroke is finished. The yarn is Sonoma from Briar Rose Fibers, and it's gorgeous.

Soap socks are finished, sent and received. Rotary cutter made this a breeze!

I knit another row on Oslo Walk, there aren't many to go, but I am really nervous about blocking it, it can't be as big as the dimensions call out, can it?

And now, the real puzzler. Since I finished Pembroke, and am nearly done with Oslo, I was thinking about Wingspan, because if I finish 2 projects, I can start one, right? So I dug out the Malabrigo I bought in Chicago last January. The ball looked funny, and was wound tightly, I remember that the shop wound it for me. I dragged out the ball winder.

That's what came out. Some of the ends are frayed and some are plainly cut. Here's a closer look.

I imagine it's a mystery I will never solve.

That's the state of crafting at my house.
Mabiana: Wollemabiana on June 16th, 2012 07:04 pm (UTC)
Pembroke looks beautiful!

I don't want to worry you, but might there have been something eating at that yarn?
beadslut: Yoda Knitsbeadslut on June 16th, 2012 08:41 pm (UTC)
There are so many things that could have happened, between the dog, the granddaughter, maybe moths (but I would have noticed them, surely). The yarn was in a basket on the floor next to my bed. We do not have *knock wood* a rodent problem, unlike the old house that edged a field and often netted us mice and shrews.

Thank you for the compliment! I really didn't care for the pictures in IK. I was in the Briar Rose booth at Shepherd's Harvest, and there was a gorgeous shoulder shawl knit up as a sample. Chris assured me it was, in fact, Pembroke, and that it benefitted from blocking. I said "Red, please."

I blocked it firmly; really happy with the results.
beadslutbeadslut on June 16th, 2012 09:12 pm (UTC)
Think I should freeze it?
Mabiana: Ajourmustermabiana on June 16th, 2012 10:11 pm (UTC)
I think I would, just to be safe.
the world won't wait and i watched you shake: [j2] jared is a peeping tomwutendeskind on June 16th, 2012 07:21 pm (UTC)
PEMBROKE IS SO BEAUTIFUL. Looooove the color, too.

You are so crafty, lady!
beadslutbeadslut on June 16th, 2012 08:42 pm (UTC)
Awwwww. Thanks! It's what I'm doing to avoid writing.
a rearranger of the proverbial bookshelf: Embroidered sunembroiderama on June 16th, 2012 08:16 pm (UTC)
That red shawl is GORGEOUS!
beadslutbeadslut on June 16th, 2012 08:43 pm (UTC)
As you likely are aware, I have a thing for red :-D

Cellicelli on June 16th, 2012 08:45 pm (UTC)
Now I feel like I should haul out my cross-stitch! :)
beadslutbeadslut on June 16th, 2012 09:10 pm (UTC)
*nods* Absolutely. Highly recommended as a tool to avoid writing.
I can read Sam's mindwendy on June 16th, 2012 11:59 pm (UTC)
That first picture is especially amazing!!!
beadslutbeadslut on June 17th, 2012 12:20 am (UTC)
:-D Thank you so much!

I'm particularly pleased that my sewing machine is back up. I Have Plans.

Or... was it the three cups of coffee below my right elbow?

Edited at 2012-06-17 12:21 am (UTC)
Suncatsuncatstudio on June 17th, 2012 12:48 am (UTC)
So will you still be able to use that Malabrigo for Wingspan? Will lots of splicing be okay in that pattern? If it's the one I'm thinking of, it's not lacy.
cindytsuki_no_bara on June 17th, 2012 12:53 am (UTC)
that first photo is gorgeous - it looks like you have wings!

soap socks are basically socks with soap in them, right? like having a perma-soaped washcloth.
goneaheadgoneahead on June 17th, 2012 02:27 am (UTC)
its absolutely gorgeous! I love the pattern.

and um, all the cups of coffee on your desk? seriously?? :D