The only spinning I’ve done this week is finishing up the plying on the Raindrop and Raindrop Coordinate. OMG. I got 1,250+ yards out of this. It’s going to be some kind of half circle or more than half circle shawl, once I get done with the things that have deadlines. I’m pretty amazed at how well I did with it.
Knitting wise I’ve done a few more repeats on the cowl. But I forgot to take a picture and I’m too lazy to go take one, so just take my word on it.
What I’ve knit on mostly is the baby blanket because it has a deadline. This week you can see a whole lot more of what it’s going to look like.
The Coyote Trail is blocked and drying now. Blocking took FOREVER. Partly because there’s a ton of points on the thing.
Partly because even though it’s part of a collection called Small Shawls, it’s not what I’d call small by any means.
And partly because my cats are being batshit crazy little assholes this morning and kept trying to “help” with the threading of blocking wires and pinning.
As you can see I didn’t do a great job at getting everything even, but I figure once it’s unpinned and being worn nobody will notice that the edging is an inch or two longer in one place than another. And if they do – I really don’t give a flip. If they don’t like it they can knit and block their own. I’ll even loan them my cats to help.
I’ve also done a little on my current while-I’m-waiting project, which is another pair of striped socks. The yarn is Three Ewes Twisted in Fiber Cashewe in the color Zombie Brains. Simple toe up, afterthought heel, 2×2 rib instep and leg.
I knit on them this week while I was waiting for the dentist. I had TWO cavities, one on each side on the very back tooth. I was NOT a happy camper since the only one I’ve ever had before was so shallow it didn’t even need deadened to fix. I will say that nervous as I was, it didn’t hurt. What was cool was instead of numbing my whole lower jaw he just did each individual tooth. It wore off in about half an hour, and didn’t even hurt while he was sticking me with the anesthetic. Other than a little tenderness like you’d feel if you bumped into something, it was no big deal at all. I’m still getting used to that smooth surface instead of the really grooved surface I’m used to, but overall I’m pretty happy with it.