Happy Independence Day!
I’m knitting away on the Peacock Feathers Shawl. Here’s what it looks like so far:
And a close-up:
I’m in the middle of chart 4 at this point — in the midst of the middle part of the pattern.
Here’s what Lucy is doing today:
Thanks for all your kind words about Tina. I got some questions about her in the comments.
But I do have a simple question – what keeps you going during that hour of crawling around on the floor – do you listen to music or watch tv? That is quite a long period of time during which I would think you would have to concentrate completely on the task at hand, yet also have something to distract you.
Julie, I had the tv on, tuned to the local public television station. I never looked up at the tv, but listened to cooking shows.
Will she slip through a wedding ring? She looks to be that fine.
I think I might be able to jam her through a wedding ring, but I haven’t tried! She is pretty lightweight and fine.
I do wonder does Lucy leave any residue on your shawls after she checks your work?
Not so you’d notice. Lucy’s daddy did give her a good brushing shortly before the blocking, so she didn’t have a lot of loose fur.
So after taking an hour to block this lovely creature, how long does it stay exposed to kitty feet (which in my home’s case, would mean 6 pair, 2 pair of which are extremely interested in all craft activities!) before you can release it from the T-pins?
I pinned her out late Saturday afternoon. I think she was dry within a couple of hours, but I left her pinned overnight to make sure.
How are you going to wear or use Tina? When shown on the couch,she seems large for a shoulders shawl?
Tina is a big square, so when folded in half to a triangle, she’s the perfect size for a shoulder shawl. I’ll try to put up a modelling shot this week. She’s so nice and lightweight, wearing her double-thickness she still feels as light as air.
Lucy on Tina? Eeep, I’d worry about claws on lace and even just the moving about. You are an indulgent mommmy, and a patient one.
When Lucy came to live with me, she had been declawed, so front claws are no problem. And when I’m home. Lucy is my shadow. When I left Tina to her own devices to block, Lucy left her alone too. Lucy sleeps either on my bed, or on the cedar chest at the foot of my bed, so Tina got a good night’s sleep alone!
Again, thanks for all the great comments about Tina. When I unpinned her yesterday morning, it was a great feeling. I love lace!