Is that not an unpleasant phrase? Freezing drizzle? Yuck!
That’s the view from my window yesterday afternoon. Before the freezing drizzle that went on all night.
It’s another day of unscheduled leave for the federal government, but my street has been plowed and it looks like it’s been treated for ice, so I’m venturing out. Too much to do to stay home another day.
Oh, and we’re supposed to get more snow tonight.
Got a bit done on Abalone — I finished the body (Sunday night, actually) and yesterday completed the neckband.
A close-up of the back neck:
Then I picked up the stitches on one of the front bands. Picky, painstaking work!
But, work beckoned — I got the files I was expecting from the office and went to work on those. Lucy helped!
In answer to a comments question, I believe sweet temperament is a Ragdoll trait. Lucy certainly has it in abundance. She’s a very cuddly kitty — loves to be held and petted. But she does have a devilish streak and is very playful too.
Questions about my new ebony needles. Cheryl asked:
I noticed the circs are Holz and Stein. Do you find a big difference between the HS and Suzanne’s needles? I tried the Suzanne’s ebonies for the Maidenhair shawl in Classic Elite Devon (silk/wool) and I found them a pain to use. The yarn tended to catch at the joins and they were very “sticky”. I had to switch back to the Inox greys.
I’d like to give the HS a try if they are better, but don’t want to waste my $$ if there’s no difference.
I have both Holz and Stein and Suzanne ebonies, and I do prefer the Holz and Stein. The join is much better on them so they are much easier to use. I also have a Holz and Stein rosewood that is nice, but I prefer the ebony — I just like the feel of it better.
I prefer wooden needles for fair isles because of the slight stickiness of the wood, which helps you spread your stitches out evenly.
What do y’all think?