We have a fourth prize for the raffle, generously donated by Joanne Conklin. Joanne is donating a one-ounce ball of qivuit, in the color of the winner’s choice. You can see the colors that are available here. Wow!
Remember, you can continue to donate to the cause and get one entry in the raffle for each $1 you donate, up until the time a winner is declared. But as I post this blog entry, guesses as to who will win and when are closed. Don’t want anyone to have an unfair advantage because of the progress reported here. But you still have a chance to win wonderful prizes if you continue to donate.
So . . .
The Inishmore Challenge has officially begun.
L-B (who, as I have mentioned before, is blogless) will be emailing me with her progress, and posting in my comments as well. As she is travelling today, I don’t expect a progress report from her until tomorrow at the earliest.
Although I was awake shortly after midnight, I did not cast on until around 4:30 this morning, as I predicted. I knitted on the commute and during lunch. Here is a picture of my progress after a couple of hours of frantic at-home knitting.
I finished the ribbing and did one repeat of the body pattern.
Lucy, by the way, was remarkably helpful in the casting on process. She insisted on standing (not sitting) on my lap while I cast on. That’s not entirely accurate. She walked around in circles on my lap, ensuring that her long fluffy tail slapped me in the face on each and every circuit she completed. I think she must be on L-B’s payroll. I’ll have to ask her about that.
Of course, my prime knitting time is in the evening. I have very little time for knitting during the day. (No, I am not “sneaking in rows when I can at work.” I wish I had the luxury of enough free time at work to be able to do that!)
My day-to-day progress will be somewhat uneven, if past knitting experience is anything to go by. Some days I’m just “in the zone” and can make huge amounts of progress. Other days I seem to get nowhere. Today I have been “in the zone.”
Mahi Mahi Tank
Here it is, complete. I finished it over the weekend.
Knitted from just over 6 skeins of Debbie Bliss Cotton Cashmere, using U.S. size 5 needles.
On Sunday, I did a wee bit of spinning. The new wool/mohair roving I bought from Tintagel Farm at MDS&W was calling to me.
I also noodled around a bit with my handspun handdyed Cormo and started (just barely) a fisherman’s rib scarf.
Yup, I finished up Aurora as well, but I’ll show it to you tomorrow. Gotta stretch out the blog fodder you know.
Okay, gotta get back to the knitting. Thanks to all for the generous donations you’ve sent!