Just for grins, here are some gratuitous shots of Ingrid.
And a full shot:
If the weather is cool enough (and according to the forecasters it will be) I think I’ll wear her to work tomorrow.
I counted up the number of skeins it took to knit Ingrid — 7 in the solid color, and 6 in the variegated.
Today was my first day back at work after being off for a week. Yikes. I repeat, yikes. I knew that today was going to be a busy day so I was ready for it, but that doesn’t make it any easier, really. But I got done what I needed to get done. And returned home thankfully to Katarina.
I’m currently spinning some Black Welsh Mountain/Border Leicester mix (I did wax lyrical about Black Welsh Mountain already, right?). It is wonderful to spin. If I’ve got anything worth photographing, I shall photograph it tomorrow.
This is destined to become part of my striped handspun shawl. I’m using the same shawl pattern as for my Spirit Trail yarn shawl, and will use all natural colored wool and alpaca, and knit it in stripes. It’ll either be beautiful or gawdawful. Time will tell.
I didn’t mention that I snapped my drive band, did I? Friday night. A week of spinning and the drive band snapped. Hmmmmmmm. It was a hemp one, which seemed somewhat fragile to me at any rate. Necessity being the mother of invention, I fashioned a new one from some heavy white string I had. I tied a very careful square knot, but I can still feel a slight bump as the knot goes over the whorl. But I’m getting used to it.
However, I did order a stretch poly drive band for Katarina.
And I’m still plugging away on the AbFab afghan. It doesn’t look much different from yesterday’s photo, but here’s another pic, just for grins. This time, the afghan is draped artistically (play along with me, please) across the couch.
I am keeping the yarns for the afghan in my big knitting bag. See?
Obviously I’m not the only Colinette fan around here!
I just updated the Knitting Basket Project total — huge thank yous to everyone who has donated!