Friday, November 30, 2012

Sleeping and a shawl

My days have been filled with images like these:

My hands have likewise been busy. Since I didn't finish this shawl by Halloween, which was my original goal, I now hope to have it done by the end of the year. I'm on row 138 out of 170-something. Sounds easy, right? Each row is something like 768 stitches. It's damned near neverending.

This is my favorite part so far. The lattice-like lace is just so pretty. When I'm done I'll overdye the whole thing to make it all black.

The Elf wanted to knit his grandmother in Ohio a hat. So I spun some yarn for it. He emailed her to make sure she'd actually like a hat (he doesn't really knit and a hat seemed easiest). She doesn't. She'd prefer a scarf - which is too much of a project for the Elf. He'd never follow through with it - and even he knows it. So now I have a semi-bulky yarn with no project in mind.


I promised myself that I'd only spin for specific projects. All the "fun" yarns I've spun are in my shop. They aren't in great quantities. I can't imagine what people would use them for. Which is stupid, isn't it? Trying to sell something that even I can't come up with a use for. Bah. So in an effort to clear out my shop of "useless" handpsun yarn I'm offering a coupon code for 20% off in my etsy shop. Just use "flighty" when you check out. I'll leave the coupon up until the end of the year (or when I run out of yarn!).

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  1. Beautiful photos! I love the detail of this shawl, it's going to be amazing when it's finished!

  2. He could knit a short wide scarf and putbig buttons on one end for a cowl. Sounds easier than a hat.

  3. I love shawls that have tons of stitches on them! Lovely and oh so snuggly!!!

  4. Love the picture of your sleeping young man! Kid's can always sleep in the strangest positions!
    Your shawl is exquisite Melissa. I am curious about this over dying process, what does that mean? I love anything in black so I'm wondering if this is something I need to learn?
    Have a great weekend.

  5. There are those tiger-stripe longies again... oh, so cute...