Sunday, August 12, 2007

Lordy Lordy Look Who's...100...

(Hey cool! Just noticed this is my 100th post!)


OK. So hey! Guess what I did this weekend?!


I finished Kiri. OK, so I didn't block it yet, one thing at a time. I have a sinking feeling blocking the shawl will be HELL, so I'm in no rush. I'm really surprised at how big it is! And, the instructions indicate it'll block out to 6 feet?? Ugh, so where am I going to block it then? I suppose my bed, with the blocking wires I bought, and a gajillion straight pins!

Oh yay! *clapping hands*

See, there is a reason I stick to wool.

I will say, I really did enjoy this. But, I'm not going to rush out and do all lace from now on, but I do feel more confident working it. And - I know, it's soft and fuzzy and cushy, but I don't know if I like working with KSH though. I just never felt too secure working with it, you know? I need to be able to feel what I'm working with, and the KSH was a bit flimsy on a 4.5mm. And besides, KSH made Gandalf more nutso than usual.


"Hee hee hee! Hee hee hee! Look at me! Hee hee hee! Wheeeeeeeee!"

"Weirdo..."

Thanks to everyone who offered advice on what to do with my ivory Scottish Fleet ::cough::Anne & Lorraine::cough::, but rest assured that there is no way - none! - I am going to unravel yarn already wound into convenient balls and use it for my very first dye job. Because with my luck... It's why the Yarn Fairy invented Visa. Although I'm contemplating doing Sand Dollar with it... who knows? I don't know what I'm going to do with it. And I may use some Jamieson's DK to do Fulmar. Or not.

The beauty of knitting...you just never know.

OK. Off to peruse Ravelry (which I swore I wouldn't go near) and spend more time NOT knitting! Cool!

Speaking of cool - once the weather cools off a bit, I'll post a modelled shot of Amphora (which fits perfectly!). Now that I've sewn the facings, I also want to re-block her.

Oh, and I should probably go and feed the Little Dudes seeing how they're giving me funky looks, and Mae is sniffing at dust balls on the floor...

24 comments:

Rachel said...

Oh wow--I can't wait to see Kiri blocked (she looks fabulous even in that picture)! I've been thinking that she will be my next shawl but I'm struggling on what type of yarn to use. I'm guessing you won't suggest what you've used! :) But any other suggestions?

Congrats on your 100th post! I just hit mine and am hosting a contest...so if you are interested in joining in the fun, stop by!

Lorraine said...

Brigitte- Kiri looks great. Nice colour too.
I understand what you mean about KSH, it's a love-hate relationship.

Congrats on the 100th post- where are the door prizes?

Bridget said...

What a beautiful shawl, I love the color!

Looks like you have a lot of quality control advisers to help you ... :-)

Liz said...

The shawl looks great! Congrats on finishing. (Well, finishing, not finishing...the last steps are always arduous, no?)

I'll be on Ravelry in the next few days (hoping, hoping), so I hope to see you there!

Brenda said...

Congrats on the 100th post!

Kiri is really lovely. Blocking wires really help, so it may not be too terrible, I hope.

What is it with cats and mohair? They do go nuts about it. Gathering of Lace has lace knit in REAL wool should you ever be inclined again.

Chris said...

It looks lovely!! Sometimes you can block something large onto a sheet and then hang it to dry out of the way...

Carrie K said...

Kiri looks great even in her unblocked state! If you block her on your bed, make sure it's a hot day.

Congrats on the 100th post!

What? you're not going to take ready to knit yarn, skein it, dye it and rewind it? (I'm leaving out the possibility of turning it into a color that was Never Meant To Be.)

Silly giddy Gandalf. I saw a baby Hez at my LYS today. I was not allowed to catnap her.

Marina said...

Sorry for reminding you about Ravelry. Did you see the other (not the one I previously mentioned) Delores?

Congrats on the 100th and finishing Kiri! No encore? It's gorgeous!

Carrie said...

Kiri looks BEAUTIFUL! Congratulations. I love the color and the fuzziness. And you got through with KSH! Woohoo! And 'gratz on your 100th post, also. It's a week of accomplishments! I wonder when my blogiversary is...

Anne said...

Congrats on the 100 posts!

Back to your Ivory Fleet -- what? you don't want to dye it pink? You're probably right - I think dying it might by just as annoyin as knitting with it LOL!!!!

Lynn said...

This turned out beautiful!! Isnt it amazing how it can go from a blob to a beautiful piece of knitting in the time it takes to block???

Jewel said...

Kiri looks great! I think you did a fantastic job. I really like that color.

Nicole said...

Kiri looks great! And welcome to Ravelry, addictive though it is. (Luckily it's fun and helpful, too.)

I think you should knit with KSH more, just so that we get silly Gandalf photos. :)

Shannon said...

Kiri looks fab still. I've got a few balls of KSH in my stash and I want to make something with it...but I'm scared! Hows Mermaid coming?

Debby said...

Kiri is beautiful! I've always wondered how to block those larger shawls too.

Happy 100! Now go feed the kitties...

Bridget said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment on my blog!

Let me know if you want to "officially" join our KAL ...

Traceyleezle said...

6 feet! Amazing! Hee hee, Gandalf the Giddy Cat. Looks great, I'll bet it feels just wonderful on the shoulders.

miyamojo said...

Wait, Kiri is your first lace project and you used KSH?!
You rock! Love the color too!

Gandalf and Atticus are so funny! :)

Sonya said...

Kiri is lovely even without blocking. KSH is so pretty but I think I'd go nuts actually knitting with it. Be careful of Ravelry addiction! Oxycontin is less addictive.

Kyle Kunnecke said...

it cracks me up how cats seem to always want to get in the yarn or FO photographs :)

great work!

Sachi said...

Kiri is a beauty!!!!

Rebekah said...

Good job! Its beautiful, and the kitties look suitably impressed.

barbp said...

Happy Belated 100th post!! Kiri is lovely.

Dipsy said...

Your Kiri turned out so beautiful! Actually, it's up next (or so...) on my knitting list, so I really can't wait to see yours blocked in all its glory! I love the colour you used - gosh, is it really going to be that huge? Woah! I sure understand what you mean about the KSH - love-hate relationship, ain't it?