Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Ninty Degrees of Evenstar: WIPW
The good news:
I memorized the chart, I don't need the post-it note blinder anymore, which is making everything go much quicker.
The bad news:
It is still so freaking complicated I can't possibly carry it around. So it is on my dining room table, and I turn on my indie rock pandora station and I go to town half a repeat at a time.
My makeshift beading tool broke, but not where I expected it to. I can no longer load 40 beads on at a time. But the crochet hook end I filed in is still working like a champ. Who knew?
My cowl grows ever longer. It has reached the drag on the ground if I am not paying attention stage. I am taking a photo class on craftsy so I tried to apply some of what I have learned so far. Here is where I am so far, or 40 inches long, 7 wide.
This picture is fairly typical, oh crap I am writing a blog post, quick snap one on the table.
This one had more foresight. I took it during daylight. I arranged all of the elements artfully. Everything is in focus. The cowl is skewed to fill the frame
I have taken shots like these before. I was trying to get a sense of depth.
I have been learning a decent amount, and hopefully I will learn more before the class is over.
In the spinning department, I am still working on my fiber optic gradient. Evenstar has been getting more of my home attention. Not last weekend, but the weekend before I did another quarter. That was a lovely weekend. The only thing on the agenda was knitting a spinning. And I did!
I am almost to the light blue, just a smidge more dark blue to go. I think I am going to 3-ply this, and not even maintain the gradient. There will be plenty of time to learn how to consistently spin thin, and well, this braid represents a decent chunk of learning, and is somewhat chunky in places because of that.
Department of Stashquisitions:
I bought a skein of Wollmeise lace on destash in the Chim Chim Chimney colorway.
I think it wants to be a cardigan, with closures. I love the crap out of my featherweight, and I feel like this skein is destined to a better version of it. As in a completely different pattern, haha!
I highly encourage you to check out the other WIP Wednesday bloggers. I love linking up with you guys.
Molly : )