Adventures in the world of Traditional Jazz and Ragtime.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

What's Up, Doc?

First, I should have explained yesterday's SOPA/PIPA thing. It's not that we approve of internet pirating, just that the current bill under consideration seems to give the government too much power to censor web sites.

Now ... on to fun stuff.

Here's some yarn that I finished a couple of days ago. I've lost the card, but know it came from Dyeabolical Yarns fiber club last summer. I also don't know what kind of sheep it came from. I see that she has a lot of Falkland posted for sale now, but somehow think this may be BFL.

Last night I purchased a pattern for a long, skinny shawl/scarf that has both lace edging and stockinette body. I'm just not sure whether this will work better with lace or solids, so I'll have both and will know next time.

The yarn for Mom's socks is dry and ready to wind. I need to decide if I want to try Cat Bordhi's "Minnesota Moonlight" pattern again (depends on whether there are instructions for a smaller size) or pick a new pattern.

This is the quilt I'm working on in class for a while. It's called "Deer Friends." The kits were all sold by the time I saw it, but I was able to buy the center panel and then pick fabrics for the rest. I get some funny looks since I started it after Christmas, but I need to have something to work on so I can be there to keep in touch with my longarm customers.

In the longarm quilting world, I have two waiting to be done after newspaper deadline, and one large one coming in the first week in February. It's always slow after Christmas when people are starting new projects and catching up on holiday expenses.

I have three projects on the needles right now. Striped 2x2 rib socks and a pair with Spring colors from last year's Tempted yarn club. The third project is a cabled headband. And, of course, the fourth ... because three is never enough ... will be the shawl/scarf from the handspun yarn. The fifth will be Mom's replacement socks. At least they're all small projects and it helps that I have no attention span, so I have no problem jumping from one project to another. Pics tomorrow ... maybe.

Speaking of attention span, I need to get to work on newspaper stuff and stop playing here. See what I mean?