I would like to take this opportunity to send a huge public THANK YOU to Liz for all her work on this project. I love scrolling through the photos of all the beautiful blankets you’ve sent and thinking about the comfort they will provide to animals in need. There’s no way this project would be half as successful as it’s turning out to be if it weren’t for all the work that Liz has put into it. I know she’s spent hours receiving donations, cataloging them, sneding out thank-yous, answering email inquiries, organizing knit-out events, and coordinating getting the blankets to the critters.
Liz, you are a hero! I’m proud to be working on this project with you.
Hot & Humid
Tuesday and I have the bloggy blahs. Blah, blah, blah. It’s hot and humid, my knitting bores me, and I want to sleep . . .
I guess the bottom line is that I’m tired and cranky. (Oh, and my hair looks like crap, too. Growing out is painful.)
So here’s a progress photo of poor Ingrid, who I have been neglecting horribly. I took her to work yesterday to knit on the train and at lunch, so she got a little attention.
But there’s still about five inches to go until I can do something interesting here — the front neck shaping. So I’m yawning.
And here is poor sweet Liam, also sadly neglected recently.
I tossed both Liam and Ingrid aside last week to make the Smoochy Pagan tank. I was wondering if I should put both these deserving projects to one side and knit some little things until cooler weather. Even indoors in the air conditioning, knitting on a lapful of wool is less than desirable.
So What Would the Bad-Ass Knitter Do?
Why, start a new project, of course.
Crystal Palace Glam, in color 2136, a brick red. It’s a 36% acrylic, 35% rayon, 15% wool, and 14% nylon. It’s a ribbon yarn that has one matte side and one shiny side. It’s got a surprisingly soft hand for what I consider to be a novelty yarn.
I chose this from among my many many projects in waiting because I have at least three dresses that will look wonderful with this little shrug.
I started this last night and quickly realized that it’s too fiddly to knit on the train. So, Bad-Ass Knitter that I am, I started smething else, too, for commuter knitting.
But I’ll talk about that tomorrow.
Hana Silk Tank
Thanks for all your nice comments about the tank. Especially since I couldn’t get a good photo. There’s something about it that defies a decent indoor photo. Kristine and Holly, I’ll either wear it or bring it to Knit Happens tomorrow night so you can see it in person.
In person? In tank?
Eileen asked to see the bottom edge. Extreme close-up! Wooooo-hooooo!
I was trying it on with a linen skirt — I think they go well together.