The Fiber Artist

Wow, that sounds pretentious doesn't it. But it is the name of my company, so I decided to use it. This is where I will keep a record of works in progress in the hope that it will result in more productivity. It will also give me a place to ramble on about my life, so that maybe later I will remember what happened in ___ (fill in day, month, year of your choice).

Friday, February 19, 2010

It Is not a Myth

We had heard that there would be a possible sighting this morning, later than is usual in these parts by 2 hours, but we have been so disappointed in the last 2 weeks looking for the thing, that we were not really hopeful. 

But it did arrive.  And Sierra caught it.

See there she goes out to get on The Big Yellow Troll Collector.  And in 7 hours it will bring her back again and the weekend will start.  Will it return on Monday?   We will have to wait and see.

OK, enough nonsense there has been some knitting here:  the next picture of Rosy: this is after row 70. 

And the Stranded swatch got the Damask pattern finished:
And then the SSSweater:

I want to do one more pattern the Autumn sweater before I call this done.  My husband and son have spent a considerable time trying to decide what I can turn this into other than just a swatch.  They just don't get it.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Can I do it?

Am I crazy to try?  Anyway since I do not have enough lace on the needles, (I still have needles,empty, don't I) and since I have had this kit for a while, (or a long time depending on how old you are) and it is worked with the enormous needle size of US 5, which will get me a break from the US 0 and 1's that I am using now.  And because I want to, so there, (insert picture of me sticking out tongue).

So at 7:30 tomorrow night I will cast on 8 stitches using Enily Ocker's cast on, on 4 size 5 DPN's and see where I can go from there.  I had thought about trying the stranded sweater but I want to swatch 2 more patterns and then I have to do the math.  There is not enough time, so I will keep working on the swatch as a break from the Dawn. Ice queen and Sheer Dumb Luck, (Renee, the designer, calls it Ice Goddess) will take a back seat for a while, but what else is new.

Speaking of Stranded knitting: here is the latest picture of what I have finished.  It is very pretty.  I need to finish the repeat, and then I want to swatch 2 other patterns, slow going but it is getting attention from all of the family, and they usually don't pay much attention.

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Snow, Snow Queen, and Sheer Dumb Luck

Friday I sat all day in the dealership in Dayton, while my car got its 170,000 mile service and a bunch of minor annoyances fixed.  I had come armed with Jim Butcher's Captain's Fury on the Ipod and 2 shawls and a pair of socks to work on.  First I finished Chart D, of the Snow Queen Shawl and once I finished that, I got out the Sheer Dumb Luck, and worked on that until they finished the car.  And then I got to try out the new tires, and the amazing handling of the Saab all over again as I drove home for 4 hours, past a bunch of accidents and uncounted cars parked in unusual ways in unusual places.  Stopped twice, once to get milk and stuff I knew we needed, and once to fill the tank on the car.  Other than that I drove, slowly. Totally wiped when I got home and yesterday, except for taking Sierra around the corner (3 miles) to her dance lesson, I sat here and knitted on Sheer Dumb Luck, and finished clue 3, printed and set up clue 4 before bed last night, and the next chart for Snow Queen is supposed to come out today.  Driving Sierra into town to hang with her boyfriend for a while.  Then back to pick her up later.  So less time today but should get some knitting done.