What is scary?
My laceweight yarn stash, that’s what. I took a stab at inventorying what I’ve got. It seems that I have over 22 miles of laceweight yarn. And that’s just the stuff I can remember.
BTW, in answer to Leila’s question — I’ve never before knitted with the CTH Suri Alpaca, so I don’t know about it’s “shed-ability.” Guess I’ll find out with Inky-Dinky!
While I was going about the inventorying process, I realized that the yarn I’m using for my Shetland Garden Faroese shawl is not the olive green yarn I bought from eBay seller Over the Rainbow. It’s another olive green laceweight wool that’s been marinating in my stash for a bit. So it is now referred to as “stash yarn.” Doh!
Speaking of the Shetland Garden Faroese Shawl
I have embarked on the last chart. Woo-hoo! This is the border chart, so I have the illusion of being near the end, though really I am not. The chart is 40 rows long, then there’s 6 rows of garter stitch after that. But still, I feel as though I’m coming down the home stretch.
Several people mentioned Anne Macdonald’s book No Idle Hands in the comments to yesterday’s post. I’ve had that book since it was first published (and Anne very kindly signed my copy for me). It’s a very interesting read and I highly recommend it. I had the pleasure of spending some time with Anne at a couple of TKGA knitting conventions in the 1980s, before the book was published. I was pleased to see that a good deal of Anne’s delightful personality and wit are present in her writing.
Another book on the history of knitting that I’ve had since its original publication is Richard Rutt’s A History of Hand Knitting. I believe it was out of print for a while and was recently reprinted. I can’t give you my opinion of this book because I don’t believe I’ve actually ever read it. The poor thing has sat on my bookshelf for years, untouched. I oughtta be ashamed of myself, I know.
Anyone out there have an opinion of this book?
Speaking of Books
Judging from the reports I’ve been reading in blogland, I seem to be in a minority. I’ve never read a Harry Potter book.
Can you see the item on the lefthand side of the photo? That’s Lucy’s emery board.
I’ve never met a cat who is not obsessed with emery boards. I finally gave up and gave that one to Lucy. She adores it. She’s been bringing it to bed the past few nights.