My current work in progress:

Corrugated Shawl, designed by Cecelia Campochiaro, knit from Crave Caravan in the Tilly colorway, using U.S. size 4 needles.

BabyMac

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My new little MacBook Air is called “Baby MacDougal,” or “BabyMac” for short.

My iMac is called MacDougal, so it does make sense, sort of.

I don’t think the MacBook Air is a great desktop replacement, but that’s not what I bought it for. Its mission in life is to go with me to remote locations, and it works just fine for that. I bought the basic model, but all I really plan to use if for is internet and email, so it’s more than sufficient for that.

When I wasn’t playing with BabyMac, I did knit on Lismore.

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I’ve run into a couple of knots in the yarn that messed up the color sequence, so in both cases I’ve broken the yarn and reconnected it in the proper place in the sequence.

Here’s an armhole steek.

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Kristin asked:

When you’re ready to do the sleeves, are you going to attempt to keep the color progressions symmetrical on both sides by trying to start the yarns in the same spot in the color progressions? Or are you just going to knit it up however it comes off the ball and see what happens?

I think I will try to make the color progressions match, but I don’t know if I’ll be able to, rather, that I have enough yarn to be able to. We’ll see. If I can’t, I’m not going to sweat it to much.

Knitters for Knockers

One of L-B’s knitting buddies in Richmond. Lou, is participating in a team fundraising for the Komen Race for the Cure.

Their team name is Knitters for Knockers, and up until race day, May 10, they’re trying to raise at least $5,000. As our thank you to those who donate, for every $5 a person gives, they’ll enter their name in a prize drawing (e.g. $25 gets your name entered 5 times). Check out their website for details.

Menawhile, back at home, Lucy spent an exhausting weekend lying on her Daddy.

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Comments

  1. Colleen says:

    Although your link to Knitters for Knockers isn’t working for me, I found the basic website for Komen Race for the Cure….good people them…they actually list ‘not breastfeeding’ as one of the risks for breast cancer!!!!! And they even put it in the right form…..weight gain is a risk…not exercising is a risk, because you are supposed to maintain weight and exercise…those are normal and healthy….breastfeeding, too, is normal and healthy and therefore it is not a benefit, because “normal” isn’t a benefit, it’s just normal, therefore not breastfeeding is a health RISK.

    As soon as I find the right page, I’ll donate!

    And, oh, my what a GREAT team name!

  2. I’m using the same yarn right now for a shawl, and I’m not all-together enjoying the experience. While the yarn is gorgeous, holy cannoli is it scratchy!

  3. Lismore is shaping up quickly! I hope I’m half as fast when I do my Kauni Cardigan.

  4. Knitters for Knockers is the best team name EVER! I’m off now to find their website…

  5. The site is http://knittersforknockers.blogspot.com/

    Wendy just has a little extra goop (technical term) in the link URL.

  6. Lucy looks like my Kitties this weekend all stretched out and enjoying the good life! I cant wait to see Lismore finished.

  7. Goodness gracious, the Lismore is fantastically gorgeous!!!

  8. Lismore is certainly shaping up nicely! Aren’t you glad you purchased enough yarn to rejoin those knotted places just where you wanted them to be in the color sequence. If maybe not enough to get the sleeves to match up also. . . . I hope to learn from your experience. (and also enjoy getting to see such beautiful knitting!)

  9. ellen in indy says:

    i’m suffering kauni envy. my rainbow yarn is hibernating until several other projects are completed. then i plan to knit a fair isle with undyed wool as the background strand and kauni as the contrasting colors. i expect it to take far longer than your lismore is taking — i’ve spent much of today knitting 4 inches of plain gray tweed in the round (185 stitches), so whether you consider yourself quick or not, i consider you wonder woman with knitting needles. shaZAMM!

  10. Lismore is awsome in those colors!! do you find alot of vege matter in yours too?

  11. After seeing that picture of Lucy hanging out with Ian I realise that a relaxing holiday in your apartment is just what I need!
    Do you take any more bookings for 2008?

  12. I read you for a long time with great pleasure !
    Lismore will be very gorgerous, I like Kauni too ! I’ve made Donegal with colour EP. I will say you be carefull with the sleeves because colours are changing more longer than on the body. Finally, I have knitt the sleeves both with steeks and the result is like on the body. Only a little work for join the sleeves to the body…
    Greetings from Switzerland !

  13. Meribeth says:

    How can I not give to a team with a name like that! This will be done asap…contest or not.

    The sweater is amazing. The colors and pattern is a serious drool trigger.

    May I wish you a belated Happy Blog-iversary? Wendy, you are the best and that is no BS. I so love stopping in daily.

    That pic of Lucy is the most adorable pic yet! Awww Factor of 10+ Nothing like drizzley weekends to bring out the cat/human bonding, heehee.

  14. Wow, I love Lismore! It’s turning out beautifully!

    Will you need to stitch the steeks Norwegian style, or is the yarn sticky enough to just cut them without reinforcing the steek edges?

  15. The sweater is STUNNING!

  16. Knitters for Knockers? snort.

    And the Lucy Picture of the day? The best one yet. I sighed when I saw it.

    Knitting and cats, really, does it get any better? Well, maybe if you put pictures of chocolate too. Just a hint…

  17. PICAdrienne says:

    Yes, the sweater is lovely, and Lucy looks so relaxed, but the thing that caught my brain, is you bought a computer for remote posting. Planning a trip? Maybe promoting a book? Inquiring minds want to know!

  18. Hello Wendy, a friend from the Tricotnordique forum knitted both sleeves of her Donegal kauni sweater into one, cutting and sewing along the arm length in order to get a similar colour scheme as for the body (I don’t know if I’m explaining correctly, but I think you get the point).

  19. Whooeee! I’m doing a charity run (and trying to raise the same amount of money), but I do not have a snazzy name like Knitters for Knockers. Time to see if I have a few dollars to donate!

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