Still screwing with ANOTHER damned medication adjustment, and the Goob is now having a growth spurt on top of everything else. (Am I the only parent who finds it freaky that their kid looks different in the morning, than they did the night before?) So, I'll answer some comments questions.
Bells, who prompted the doily vs. shawl post, commented on the Hemlock Ring blankie by Brooklyn Tweed. Yes. Fine example. It is essentially a giant doily knit on humongous (for a doily) needles, with wool, and not starched. Voila. Blankie. (Is it a shrub, or a small tree?)
There were also questions about the spinning. (And thanks for all the comments about how it looked nice.) The end goal will look like this:
It is a worsted-weight two ply, spun from Colonial Wool from the lovely folks at Kendig Cottage, my go-to place for any sort of colored wools. I'm using the multi-colored tweedy fleeces, one ply in blue and one ply in teal. Either one alone looks crappy, at least to me, but one ply of each is like magic. The wool is South American Mystery Sheep. Normally I stick to merino, but this stuff is as soft as some merino I've worked with; definitely soft enough to wear against the skin. And with 8oz/225g of each color, a pound/450g total, I'm hoping to get a whole lotta yardage out of it.
Of my pre-test-doily knitting, one project just took a huge step back in terms of rush; the recipient is going on a two month business trip, starting tomorrow. (She trains and certifies 'helper dogs' and 'visitor dogs' who visit people in hopsitals. It's been shown many times over, petting a nice doggie or kitty will soothe patients. I've been visited by them myself - when I got my hand pinned together - and it helped immensely). So all I've got to do is re-knit the bowl I screwed up yesterday by knitting it with superwash (big double duh for that one, even if the skein WAS missing a band and ten years old). I'm feeling cavalier about my father-in-law's Christmas sweater at the moment, thinking it's half done and it's July, so what the heck. This will very likely come back to bite me in the ass, say, mid-December. What the hell. Doily coming up, soon. Like tomorrow.
Oh- and several people are frightened by my queue on Ravelry... anyone willing, tell me how many projects are in yours?