28 April 2011

So smart...

I scare myself sometimes.   I was wondering how I was going to block the sleeves for Hallett's Ledge, seeing as they are knit in the round.  Flat pieces of knitting are so easy to lay out and pin.  But these really need the blocking but no way to lay them out and pin neatly.
Then I remembered I had a piece of foam core board I used  for photographing.
Voila, I cut out pieces the size I needed, soaked the sleeves, squeezed all the water out and slipped them on the boards.
And the best part was, I didn't need the pins.

Now I just have the button bands left.

9 April 2011

Slow and sure....

slow being the first word.  I've finally made a little headway on Hallett's Ledge, the body is blocking and I'm on  to the sleeves.

I'd probably be a little farther along but that darn Cat yarn keeps calling me.
Ever since I saw Romi Hill's pattern for Taygete I had a vision of what colours I wanted.

I really love our Stray Cat sport so Boss Cat and I got down to the studio and dyed some up in Squid and Misty Highland, but I promised myself I wouldn't start it until Hallett's is done.
Then I saw Jared Flood's new pattern for Rock Island and thought I had died and gone to heaven.
  I wish these guys would stop making these beautiful shawls, I just dropped a skein of Twinkle Cat Lace in the dye pot.  I need more hours in the day.