Thursday, January 25, 2007

cruise reading & project planning

Yippee! The books I ordered arrived just in time for me to take them with me! Finally I have my own copy of Victorian Lace Today, along with a couple of Yarn Harlot books.

Perfect cruise reading.

Now, I have to plunder my stash to find a laceweight yarn to take, just in case a project demands to be started while I am away.

My current planning is to take the shawl in progress, a pair of almost completed socks, the yarn for another lace shawl and another pair of socks for the knitting content - is that really going to be enough for two weeks? Hmm - I'm going to have to think about it.

I also am taking my Little Gem, the remainder of the silk I am spinning and two other spinning projects - one is 4 ounces and the other is 12 ounces.

Just to be certain - I am also taking a couple of spindles with their own fiber supply.

Getting Ready

It's been a while... My laptop is still down for the count. D will take it to the shop soon.

I am off work today - packing for our cruise. Two weeks - from Los Angeles to Hawaii. We are so excited. I bought a new camera and want to take one of the cruise ship classes in using it.

I hope to come back with lots of great pictures and renewed interest in blogging daily.

Monday, January 08, 2007

It's been a while

My computer is still on the fritz and I have not been good about writing.

I have a number of pictures to upload, I don't know why I have been putting it off.

The blue version of the Forest Canopy Shawl is done, blocked and put away, all without one picture. The green striped one is almost done - I hope to take a photo when it's blocking.

The cruise is less than 3 weeks away now and we are planning the luggage to take. I have to determine which projects to take - the Little Gem is the wheel that is going along. I just have to figure out what fiber I want to spin. I have over a pound of fiber to spin for mom's sweater, I could take that. I also have some gorgeous dyed silk that I am thinking of taking. It will take hours and hours to spin, but I don't know if the humidity will be an issue.

As for knitting. I will look in my stash for some handspun sock yarn and start a souvenier sock. I have the blue ones from last years trip and my red ones from SOAR. I think memory socks is a wonderful idea. I will also take a lace project - I am thinking that I need to try another pattern for lace now that I have the Forest Canopy Shawl pattern memorized. I still have the cobweb yarn that I dyed at SOAR that I want to knit into a shawl. I have to find the perfect pattern for it. I also have another skein of the chocolate polworth and silk that needs to be turned into something beautiful.