Sarah Jane Humke

The life of a traveling, reading, writing, spining and knitting shepherdess.

Powerless August 17, 2009

 

Today, from 10:30 am until about a half an hour ago (4:30 pm) the power was out.  We had received a nice little letter from the electric company about a week ago telling us that this was going to happen, so it wasn’t a total surprise.  Still, it sucked.  Luckily, the battery for the Mac held-up until it was nearly over so I was able to listen to podcasts while I was casting on the lace stole that I have started.

Lace weight yarn takes forever to wind on the ball winder.  

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It doesn’t look like much either before or after, but trust me, there is around 450 meters of yarn in one of these balls.

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So I did a bunch of swatches of lace to decide how exactly I wanted to do this..

 

From Left: Pattern done in Jamieson & Smith 2 Ply Lace Yarn with a 2.5mm needle.  Pattern done in alpaca single lace weight with same needles.  Pattern done in alpaca lace weight with 2mm needles.

From Left: Pattern done in Jamieson & Smith 2 Ply Lace Yarn with a 2.5mm needle. Pattern done in alpaca single lace weight with same needles. Pattern done in alpaca lace weight with 2mm needles.

And today, while there was nothing to distract me, I cast-on.

 

For all of my non-knitting readers, it isn't beaded, those are stitch markers.

For all of my non-knitting readers, it isn't beaded, those are stitch markers.

 

Don't try to take a picture of lace knitting with a devil cat around....

Don't try to take a picture of lace knitting with a devil cat around....

 

 

My bags are more or less completely packed, weighed and ready to go.  I just have to put the contents of my purse into the carry-on bag and I am ready to go.

 

Honestly, at least one and a half of these is stuff for other folks...

Honestly, at least one and a half of these is stuff for other folks...

Only 2 more days until I leave!!!!!  

 

Extra cute ball winding photo for you!

Extra cute, action-packed ball winding photo for you!

P.S.  The new Twist Collective is out!!!!

 

4 Responses to “Powerless”

  1. tini Says:

    ooh cute cute pictures.
    Which pattern are you using? I’m totally in love with my Ishbel so far, although it sheds like our cats in late spring…

    • hortihoney Says:

      I just used a stitch pattern that I got during the class that I took at UK Ravelry day, not really using a pattern so to speak….

  2. Tyra Says:

    Can’t wait to see you!!! Love the lace – that’s gorgeous.

  3. AlpacaAddict Says:

    Have a great time.


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