Sunday, April 30, 2006  

3 Down, 1 To Go!!

By Wednesday night, it'll all be over.... another year of law school under my belt. Only I still have all sorts of work to do for the journal, and I start work on the 8th, but we'll leave all that aside for a moment and concentrate on the important stuff. Wednesday Night? Happy Place. Friday? Happy Place. Saturday and Sunday? Nirvana.

But in the meantime, there has been a bit of knitting progress - I'm still plugging away on the black silk shrug, but black silk is almost as hard to photograph as a black cat, so no update pics. I did, however, finish the first Eleanora sock this afternoon - I decided to go with a short row toe, and graft across on the bottom. I somehow had more sts on the top than the bottom, so I had to fudge it a bit - but I'll double check that on the second sock, and I'm sure it'll be fine.

The Sock - Mid-Graft:

Finished Sock - Profile:

Finished Sock - Aerial View

So I don't forget, things I'll change for next pair - start with fewer sts!

I also got my space board in the mail, so I gave it a test run with the pieces of the Astrakan Shawl Collar Cardi. I lovingly steamed the $&*# out of each of the pieces, which did wonders for the curly edges, and will hopefully make it much easier to sew this puppy up.

And the beauty that is the shawl collar:

Woo Hooo! Ready for seaming! Wait - where are you going? Don't put us on the shelf! HEY! PUT DOWN THAT SILK, YOU PROJECT-HUSSY!

My excuse for not seaming right away? Trying to figure out what to use. The embroidery floss at the far right matches best, but I don't have enough of it. The sock yarn is my first choice, but I'm afraid it's too dark. The lighter pink is wool-ease, and I'm not sure how well it'll work since it's worsted. SIGH. So any suggestions are much appreciated!

In other very exciting news - Wendy's launch party on Friday night was great! Ian played bartender and poured a mean champagne cocktail...

Kristine was a very gracious host, and Wendy herself looked amazing in one of the most fantastic dresses I've seen in a long time, and one of her beautiful shawls. Thanks so much for including me, Wendy - and CONGRATS - the book is amazing! Although I still need to get a copy signed ... I couldn't come to the signing on Saturday.

Maryland Sheep & Wool Caravan:
So far, I have Erin, Liz, Carol, Dani (maybe) interested in a Saturday caravan. I know more of you want to join in ... even if you want to take your own car, we can coordinate arriving so we can run around and fondle yarn en masse. So let me know ASAP if you want to be included - maevezana ~!at!~ yahoo ~!dot!~ com.

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