Neither here nor there.
Well it's spring here, but not quite spring here... as usual mother nature cannot make up her mind, so what are you stitching up this month?
Sunny and warm here. I'm not a fan of NM summers. Too many flies, and the my rabbits will soon be miserable. Always much prefer sweater-weather.
Hoxbro's (spell?) Danish women's natroje sweaters book is on the way, along with some knitting needles (Hiya, in sizes I don't yet have). I'll probably purchase a cone of Franjipani to knit either a gansey, or a natroje this month. Currently working through a cone of grey shetland that provided yarn for one lace scarf, and am about 1/2 way through a lace shawl in the same yarn (beautiful heathered grey, but at this point, I'm getting a bit tired of it). Both pieces from Elizabeth Lovick's book on Magical Shetland Shawls. Easy to understand patterns. This is one of those books that will get worn out.
The next book on order will be Alice Starmore's Aran sweaters. I know there is a lot of negative sentiment against supporting her (apparently she has a rep. for frivolous law suits), but I'll be getting it off the used market anyway. I don't actually like the way she compiles her books - no schematics, and the photographs aren't all that clear either. No one needs a coffee table book with lavish landscape photography...just show the damn knitwear! More info on suitable yarn would help too - we are not all buying HER yarn. That said, I do admire much of her work, in the event that you actually get to see the sweater...Andrea of Fruity Knitting podcast has featured a few of them.
ETA, Packy, sorry to hear about your dad.
You should go get it fixed! My mom ignored hers when it fell out she ended up with sepsis and died.Almost done with the second small shawl in Lovick's book. Would have had it finished, but got to row nine in the third and final chart...there is a mistake in the chart. Spent an hour re-re-re-knitting, and not trusting my own reasoning. Couldn't find any errata by the publisher, nor on her site, and has to resort to Ravelry to straighten it out. Did finally get a correct chart from there (some things are ONLY on Ravelry - grrr...), which matched how I had decided to knit that row after all the confusion.
So, now I am on row 15, of 34. Could finish tonight, but my concentration is shot. This afternoon, I lost a filling (???). Not happy. Will have to dig out some clove oil, and maybe a plug of bee's wax. I don't trust dentistry, and would rather not catch Corona while getting it fixed. The shawl will be very pretty, when it eventually gets done.
Happy knitting, everyone.
I used to make a lot of these as baby blankets in my 20's, I'd add a few rows of knitting to the bottom and top to make a rectangle.
Thanks for the link to Harman Beads, like you I'm drowning in beads over here so I won't be ordering anytime soon, it's nice to have a new bead source.I am knitting along on a pair of leg warmers. The black shawl is having to wait for bright days.
When I have to deal with another dark time because of rain, I go on Bead Tool and graph more bead patterns. Been getting lots of those done. We are flooded in. My four foot deep fire pit was two thirds full of rain water yesterday and more is inbound. Fill up that Aquifer, I'm not complaining. I have lots of stuff in the greenhouse waiting to get planted. I just don't want to do that until the Spring storms are past.
I got an email from Harman Beads in New York. Thought I'd pass it along. If you still need beads they are still mailing. I won't order until I have to, as I am drowning in beads.
HARMAN COVID-19 - *Important Update*
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Our staff will still all be working from home and doing our best to provide you with the best service we can. You may email your sales representative or you may send a message to our general email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We will still be able to accept orders on our website: www.harmanbeads.com and via email correspondence. Will do our best to get orders out as quickly as possible once our warehouse reopens.
We will continue to monitor this situation very closely and we look forward to reopening as quickly as possible! We will send out a notification when we reopen or if there are any other changes or updates.
We want to thank all of our customers for their patience and understanding during this truly unprecedented time. This continues to be an extraordinarily hard time for all of us. Please stay safe with your families. We will all get through this together; and when we do, we look forward to expanding the possibilities of sparkle together!
Alisa Mandel Nogen, CEO
Thank you for the link.View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfQu-LxaDW0
Quarrantine knitting with Arne and Carlos. These two are doing daily podcasts for the duration of the crisis. They are not at their best today - Arne has a cold, but I find them entertaining. Just started this one, looks like they will be working on some UFO floral crochet throws.