Sunday, November 18, 2007

Thanksgiving/Knitting (Why does that shawl smell like turkey?)







Yeah, I know it's not a picture of lace but it is what has been taking up time today. My sister and I have been enlisted to do Thanksgiving for our little neices since our sister-in-law is out of the country for her job this week, and this is one of two large pans of dressing.When you have to help out at Thanksgiving, it's not always about you and the lace knitting. People expect turkey, dressing, pies. You get the idea. Still, it is possible to slip in a little bit of knitting while ordering Xmas presents on-line and running out to get that last minute bag of sugar or flour. I'm slowly getting there with the Princess edge (20 points), the Sampler Stole edge crawls along and has those annoying color transitions I suspected would happen (I'm going to leave them however because it's for the folks at Yarn Place) and I have started the other end of the Legends Stole. Not working on Salmon Queen right now. That's for after Thanksgiving I think. For those who noticed that the Peacock Shawl has gone missing from my pictures, I took some good advice from Laritza and asked someone on Ravelry who liked the shawl if she wanted to have it to finish. It is now on it's way to Australia. I'm very happy about that and now can concentrate on my remaining projects without that albatross around my neck!
As I type this, apple pies are in the oven, pumpkin pies are next, and the year just rushes towards it's demise without pause. Time for me to slow down a bit and try to enjoy the holidays. My knitting always slows a little this time of year and it gives me a chance to think about next years projects. I wonder if you have noticed, as I have started to notice, that my taste in lace projects has been changing? It's going to be interesting next year. Happy Thanksgiving!

12 comments:

LittleBerry said...

your Princess edging is looking great and the colour is beautiful....

Hmm I can understand why the colour transitions would annoy you especially on the border... Legends is looking great too

Hope you have an enjoyable Thanksgiving....

fleegle said...

Um. Color transitions. Hmm. Maybe too strong? It's interesting....

Envious of your progress with Princess. I just can't get into it at the moment. The color is indeed gorgeous...glad I bought some of it too.

The stuffing looks delicious--what stitches and needles did you use?

Happy Turkey!

Jason said...

Happy Thanksgiving! You have appointed someone else for the dish washing, right? :-)

Beautiful knitting as usual. Finally got Peacock out of your life, eh? :-)

Jane said...

Dear littleberry,

Happy Thanksgiving to you as well! I'm thinking of removing the section where the edge is so light. That is the only color that really stinks but it means I would have more tails to weave in. The Princess yarn is really very nice but I confess that the edgeing pattern is very boring to knit. Maybe I should say that I find almost all edgings boring to knit so perhaps it's a good thing that it's at the start rather than the end of this shawl! Still, long way to go.

Jane said...

Dear fleegle,

Yeah. I hate the abrupt transition to such a light color so I'm going to take it out and remove that portion of the colorway and keep knitting closer to what's already on the shawl. Don't be envious of the progress on Princess. This is going to be a knit that lasts all year. Plenty of time to mess it up! I knit the dressing with US 15 as I like it a little bulky :-)

Jane said...

Dear Jason,

Out! Out! Damn Peacock! Yes, I am happy to say that it's flown away, far far away! They have a dishwashing machine over here so no problems in that area :-) Hard to tell if Princess will be pretty with only a length of edging but I am hopeful.Have a great Thanksgiving!

Soo said...

Princess is looking gorgeous!

And a belated Happy Thanksgiving!!

Jane said...

Dear Soo,

Thank you! It's only the edge and I will be at this for awhile, but I'm looking forward to getting it done and starting on the border. I imagine it will be some time next year. Turkey was great and I don't have to cook for awhile due to left-overs! Have a great weekend!

Laritza said...

The edge is looking very pretty. It does get kind of mechanical after a while....but not boring for me :D

Opal said...

I'm so glad your Peacock found a good home. I love your Princess edging. I think it's great that you knit the edging first. Knitting it last is always such a chore.

Jane said...

Dear laritza,

It is really pretty edging and I'm starting to memorize parts of it so now it's less boring as it goes a little bit faster:-) I'm very happy with the color of the yarn and it's nice and soft. Still, sometimes I have a pang knowing it's never going to be a "classic" in color. You really can't beat white or natural colors for lasting appeal.

Jane said...

Dear Opal,

I'm glad about the Peacock Shawl as well. I don't have any idea when it will actually get to Australia but I hope it gets there soon. I'm glad to do the edging first as well, but it is still the least interesting thing to knit in a shawl for me!