Odds and Ends (knowing me, the emphasis should be on "Odds")
No, don't worry, I'm not going to spend the entire week showing you what comes off the drum carder. I just wanted a picture of something for a bit of eye candy for you. This is what the Romney and Merino look like all blended up. I have just over 6 ounces of it ready to ship to my mom. Of course, I have another 6 ounces of Romney and Merino that hasn't been blended for myself, but I'll do it over the weekend or after I've worked on some blog fodder so you don't have see each excruciating detail of blending.
I have been trying to figure out what to do for my Sockapalooza pal and I've got some ideas now, I just need to narrow them down and get going on one. Since I won't reveal who my Sockapalooza pal is, I can knit those on the blog.
I mentioned that I've got some Stealth Projects going and I was working on one of those Saturday night. Let me just take a minute to say that Dawn of the Dead is not a great movie to knit even a simple pattern to. I've got the chart memorized and it's not that intricate, but when the zombies jump out, the stitches jump off the needles. By the way, while we're discussing zombies and such, if you've never seen Shaun of the Dead you should. It's by the same guys who did Hot Fuzz so that should give you a clue for what you're in for. I think of the two zombie movies, I prefer the zombies in Shaun of the Dead to those in Dawn of the Dead - they move slower. And if you are concerned about the level of zombie preparedness that exists in the USA today, take a look at this article that my brother so thoughtfully sent me. Caleb already knows that to stop a zombie you must destroy the brain. We're making sure he has a well rounded education.
Naturally, when I mentioned Stealth Projects, your thoughts turned to Mystery Stole 3. At the moment, it's not one of my ongoing Stealth Projects, but on Saturday inspiration struck and there is a definite theme and direction for this stole. I need to ask a question about how you wear stoles to make sure I get the design right side up though. If you could just answer in the comments that would be great. The question is, if you wear a stole and take one end across your front, throwing it over the opposite shoulder, which shoulder is it that the end gets thrown over? And (yeah, it's a two part question), are you left handed or right handed?
No dates for MS3 at this point, but I'll update you as soon as I have something figured out.
Labels: Stealth Projects