Kelly in New Mexico commented:
I do have a question related to the mermaid though. It quite obviously takes alot of knitting, so here’s my question. How do you not get bored and want to move onto something else when the knitting is basically the same throughout?
I’m bad to have socks on needles to go back and forth on when I’m doing a long project, but you seem to stay true to the project. Just wondering. It might help me when I feel like my knitting will never end on some projects. Thanks!!
My response? Just do it!
I did not allow myself to knit on anything else while working on Mermaid. I started one of the Frostrosen mittens while at the Knitters Review Retreat at the beginning of this month, but stopped working on it when I got home, and knit on Mermaid exclusively. I figured having the promise of other projects I can work on when I completed Mermaid would keep me going.
Did that work? Judge for yourself:
I just did it. A completed Mermaid.
I finished the last of the sewing aout 5 seconds before my guests arrived last night. When they left, I soaked Mermaid in warm soapy water and rinsed. Then I put her in the washer on the spin cycle for a few minutes, then laid her out on towels to dry. She was perfectly dry this morning, so here is the official “in the bathroom mirror” picture.
I love my Mermaid!
So I resumed work on my Frostrosen mitten:
And the flip side:
This is Portland from Spirit-Trail, purchased at the Knitters Review Retreat.
The colors are lovely. This is very easy-to-spin roving.
Reader Talia emailed me this morning and told me about a Yahoogroup set up for new spinners — it’s called Spin-Free.
Do you like the Kookaburrah Woolwash better than Eucalan?
I actually have both and like them both. I think the scent of the Kookaburra is a bit stronger than the Eucalan, but as it’s a nice “herbal” scent, it doesn’t bother me.
In answer to Shelley, the Autumn Spice is worsted weight, and the skein is about 160 yards.
I went out Christmas shopping and to lunch with my dad. Here’s my dad at lunch, being a good sport and letting his insane daughter take a photo:
Lucy elected to stay home and rest. She said that she needs her beauty sleep.
P.S. to Linda — that little critter behind Lucy in yesterday’s shot is actually supposed to be a cougar (mascot of the Kane County Cougars) — that’s not a dpn stuck in its head — that’s a whisker!