Monday, January 12, 2009

Shawl Knitting and Spinning Sunshine

Lately, I've been busy working on my Dragon Scale Shawl. As you see, it's progressing slowly. I started this in September, but haven't been faithful to it. Socks, traveling scarves, spinning and life have interrupted this poor project. Now, I am trying to be sort of monogamous until it's finished. I do have to knit up the Morning Surf Scarf for my Ply By Night group on Ravelry. The yarn, "You are My Sunshine" from Crown Mountain Farm, has been finished for about a week now, so it's time to knit it up. I also have a few more traveling scarves to do for the crochet group.

Dragon Scale in Progress Shawl Dragon Scale Shawl close up 2 Dragon Scale Shawl beading close up Dragon Scale Shawl very close up

This past Friday night was a night of fun with some friends. A few of us went to Seven Moons for supper. I tried to stay on course after losing 6 pounds this week. I had a dish with chicken, pork, shrimp, and lots of veggies. It was served in a potato "straw basket", which I tasted, but left most of there. I also ate most of the meal with the chop sticks which made me eat slower.

The next day, Saturday, was our monthly spinners guild meeting. It was held at our new home, Slater Mill, in Pawtucket. The space is big, open, and bright. We are now part of the Slater Mill Community Guild which also includes guilds for basket makers, quilters, and knitting/crochet.

On my Sonata, there is currently some wool from Spunky Eclectic called "Pie Toss" being spun. This looks like the colors in the crust and berries of a pie. I needed a change from the Rambouillet I've been spinning for a while. Since I don't use the Sonata at home as often as the Minstrel, I've been working on the same fiber since September in a lace weight. Occasionally, it does get a workout at home, but usually it's my guild/group spinning wheel. I did take a break to spin the scarf yarn and now this one. I will finish the lace weight Rambouillet next. With the other fibers needing my attention, my Minstrel has been waiting for me to spin the last of the "Mandy" from Spunky. I wanted to finish this before January 1, but didn't quite make it. Here's hoping I get it done before February 1st.

The dogs are being quiet for a little bit. If Pooh hears a car, he's yapping. Hanna is gently snoring in the corner of the sofa with Pooh cuddled up to her. Tiger is stretched across the living room chair. His brother, Tipper, is draped over the arm of the chair with his 4 paws stretched out like he's hanging on. The rest are all in their favorite spots, snoozing away. I would love to have a little snooze too, but, then I won't sleep tonight.

It's time to head downstairs to the washer for the next load. Bye for now........


Anonymous said...

I LOVE the shawl.
Friday WAS fun...thanks for inviting us!

Donna said...

That shawl is such a work of art. Just beautiful!

Saturday was fun. Hope to see you at Panera soon!