I still have hope for getting this lace stole done in time for the wedding on the 15th. Ssssssh. Don’t question me … I’m too fragile right now. lol
I had to block it out a bit on the needles to try to figure out how many repeats to do to get the length I need. It’s not growing as much in the blocking as I’d originally thought. Arrrrgh. Plus, instead of 18” it’s only gonna be about 16 which is fine for a light wrap. I’ve got ten more days and I’m about 1/3 done. Sooooo….gonna have to get super serious about this here shit. ha.
Fairly simple lace pattern & goes fast, compared to other lace things I’ve knit. But it’s still cobweb. I make very few mistakes now & each lace row is easy to memorize so that helps.
I’m knitting this with Alpaca Cloud from Knitpicks. It’s 100% baby alpaca. It didn’t bloom as much as I’d hoped in this quick blocking but hopefully that’s because it didn’t get its proper hot (gentle) soapy water bath
Lace knitting is a greedy mistress. she demands total intimacy & leaves no room for anything else.
Nope. Can’t listen to music on earbuds and knit lace … fucked it up pretty badly :(
Better save that for spinning or garter stitch
The Cowboy Junkies ~ Trinity Sessions (full album)
Not sure I can knit lace & listen to this (awesome album) on earbuds but gonna try anyway :)
This is quite possibly the worst day I’ve had in a very long time. I can’t remember having one where I felt so lost & out of sorts in recent history.
But I opened my fridge & discovered that I have elements I made on better days to fix this day up around the edges. Homemade egg noodles & chicken, left over hamburger gravy so as far as feeding myself I’m covered and on a day like today it’s an enormous relief.
I have knitting and stacks of magazines and a spinning wheel. I have a newly organized sewing/art space but I probably don’t have the energy to use that space today. I do, however, enjoy wandering in there & sucking up the satisfaction of having created that space (even tho it practically destroyed me in the process)
It’s cold and raining and incredibly dreary outside. But I have real homemade comfort food & gentle pursuits, a pug and a couch. I’m warm and dry and grateful even though I have to dig pretty fucking deep to find gratitude today.
So I hope I succeed in wiping all the “should be doings” out of my brain and just settling into the couch with my knitting and spinning and reading. When I put my mind to it I’m fairly successful at creating a lovely little chipmunk’s nest (in the words of the late Tasha Tudor)
Tomorrow IS another day. :)
And if you don’t know who Tasha Tudor was, here is a link
Nancy Wake, who has died in London just before her 99th birthday, was a New Zealander brought up in Australia. She became a nurse, a journalist who interviewed Adolf Hitler, a wealthy French socialite, a British agent and a French resistance leader. She led 7,000 guerrilla fighters in battles against the Nazis in the northern Auvergne, just before the D-Day landings in 1944. On one occasion, she strangled an SS sentry with her bare hands. On another, she cycled 500 miles to replace lost codes. In June 1944, she led her fighters in an attack on the Gestapo headquarters at Montlucon in central France.
Ms Wake was furious the TV series [later made about her life] suggested she had had a love affair with one of her fellow fighters. She was too busy killing Nazis for amorous entanglements, she said.
Nancy recalled later in life that her parachute had snagged in a tree. The French resistance fighter who freed her said he wished all trees bore “such beautiful fruit.” Nancy retorted: “Don’t give me that French shit.”"
"don’t give me that French shit…" #rockthefuckon :D
I keep thinking I need to figure out some sort of window treatment for my bedroom but on the other hand … I really do not want anything superfluous in this space. I want it as spare as possible without being cold.
I maybe need to design/sew a better shade for the window. The trim is attractive really.
I’m starting to like the curtains on the closet altho they’re only meant to be temporary … haven’t installed the doors yet. They do soften things up some but I dunno. I like their femininity.