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Have you noticed that there is a decided lack of spinning content here lately?
I’ve not done any spinning at all for weeks. Weeks, I tell you. It started out because of back pain, but I think I just got out of the habit of it. Maybe it’s time to get back into the habit.
But not tonight.
I went to Kristine’s surprise birthday party earlier (were you surprised K? Huh?) this evening. Here’s the only photo I took at the par-tay:
As you can see, Axel was all dressed up for his mommy’s birthday. And it’s hard to get a dog to pose when he is in the midsts of his single-minded quest for T-R-E-A-T-S.
So I arrived home later than usual, and I’m behind in all the normal evening devoirs. Including apologizing to Lucy for coming home late.
She was just chillin’ on the couch, watching tv.
Just a bit of progress on the LaLuz silk top. But no photo as I’m distracted by other things! Tune in tomorrow for that.
This yarn is lovely and soft and I do enjoy knitting it, very much. I have to be careful, however, that my nails are filed and I have no rough spots on my hands, because the yarn tends to catch on everything. I’m using Addi Turbos to knit it. I bet it would catch on wooden needles.
So . . . the Inishmore
Grudge Match Challenge starts May 16. Today is April 26. I’m knitting a short-sleeve top. I’ll probably get it done a few days before the start of the Inishmore Grudge Match Challenge. Yup. Need to do some spinning to fill in the blanks. Although I do seem to be knitting the LaLuz slowly. Even though the yarn is gorgeous, plain stockinette is plain stockinette and it does bore me a bit.
The front of the sweater will be more fun, as I’m adding a lace inset at the front neck. Ooh!
More details about this top: It’s got a wee bit of shaping at the waist, and will have a round neck and short set-in sleeves. I’m putting a little lace motif of a flower at the neck in the front. Well, you’ll see when I get to it. The bottom border is seed stitch.
For summer, I don’t like clothes that are too fitted. Washington DC has more than its fair share of heat and horrific humidity in the summer, so that last thing I want is a close-fitting knit, even if it is luxurious silk.
Depending on when I finish this top, I may sneak in a tank or something small before the Inishmore
Grudge Match Challenge.