I finally have access to blogs at work again, so the very nice message I composed to Elaine B. asking her to take my blog off the ring can now be TRASHED! I’m back, and with a new resolve.
I’m swatching right now for the Sheepthrills Silk Scarf exchange. I’ve got about 240 yards of a dusty pink/gray two-ply silk, about 18 wpi. The winning swatch so far is a five-repeat version of the “Narrow Catspaw” from Martha Waterman’s _Traditional Knitted Lace Shawls_ book. It looks really good on the size 6 needles…and should be absolutely heavenly when it’s finished. As near as I can tell from the sample yardage/size of swatch, I should have more than enough to do a decent-length scarf in a respectable (and useable) width.
Still doing research for the group knitting project for the Louisville SBSTT gathering group. We want to group-knit a shawl that we can then auction off and use the proceeds to donate to a local women’s shelter/support for battered women. Cindy Williams’ enthusiasm, along with Anita’s and Viki’s patience are really helping to support the project. I’m hoping this turns into something truly noteworthy–and possibly pressworthy as well.
I’m now responsible for editing the Friendship Spinners’ newsletter, which is cool, because I think I can really help to make it a presence. I’m collecting hints, tips, tricks and free patterns for homespun to put in the newsletter, so if you’ve got an idea, drop me a line.
OK, time to go back to work. It’s good to be back.