July 03, 2010

Another Challenge

Ten Shawls for 2010 is probably going to wear me out, but I'm finished with shawl #5.  Cascata was a cinch to knit and it's pretty, too.

(A special thank you to Amanda, my unwilling model who
came out and posed.  (Where's the rest of your pants, girl?)

The sun was shining so brightly that the picture came out kind of faded, so I took a picture inside:

Too dark, but you get the idea.  It's pretty and shorter than I thought it would be, but ti's a worth it knit.  The pattern is by Susanna IC and can be found at the Twist Collective site.  I used US #7 needles and the project dates: started June 5, finished June 12.  If I was going to make a change to the shawl, I'd make it longer.

Shawl #6 is on the sticks.

Now for the moment some of you have been dreading: the world famous TOUR DE FLEECE!  See the button on the side there?  That means spinning, spinning, cussing, and more spinning.  Aren't you excited?

I ran into a little problem signing up, but I think I made it to Team Lendrum (if they don't kick me off the team for being the last to sign up at the last moment!).  At any rate, I'm in the Peloton which is open to all.

Meanwhile, I'm going to be knitting and spinning until my arms and legs fall off, and you my reader friends, are coming along for the ride.  I'll try to make it interesting for you by giving away certain skeins that I think are gift worthy.  Some of them will no doubt be crap, but what can I say to that?  Nothing.  But I will do my best.

The goal is to clean out my fiber cabinet to make room for more fiber.  This is the fiber that fell out of the cabinet when I opened the door:

All that fiber was saying, 'pick me, pick me!'.  So I did.

Day 1 results will be posted on Ravelry tonight, but you will get the whole story behind each braid of fiber from start to end.  Doesn't that just make you want to hurl squeal with delight?

Stay tuned.


  1. That's such an awesome idea, the 10 for 2010!

  2. I love your first picture of your latest shawl! Willing or not, it's nice to see it with a model. That's quite a lot of fiber you are going to spin. They all look so nice. I wish I had quiet time to spin as much as I would like to.