Friday, August 22, 2008

The beginning of the end.

Finished the knitting portion of the white German doily last night. Am now binding off. There are twenty scallops around the edge; binding the first one off took half an hour.

Nothing but good times ahead.

Why the sudden push? Well, partly because I need to finish SOMETHING before I lose my mind (even I get tired of looking at all these unfinished projects sometimes), and partly because I got this in the mail yesterday:

2200+ yards of silk from Habu Textiles. It is going to become Lyra, by Herbie Niebling, the Mozart of lace. That's a Ravelry link. The pattern is available at Lacis, here. I'm gonna jazz it up with some beads at the edge (at the apex of the leaves, I'm thinking), and give it to my mother-in-law for Christmas to use as a shawl. I like beads on the edges of my shawls and wraps; the extra weight makes them stay where you put them. Plus of course it looks cool.

As I recall, someone requested video of the Goober doing different emotions on command. Forget who, but we had the camera out last night and... well... you can see how clinically depressed my poor child is.

The Goob just came up to me and informed me her laugh is broken and she needs Dadad to fix it. (He is, of course, the fix-it guy around here.) He's at work right now, but when he gets home I'm going to suggest a major tickle-fest to fix that broken laugh. Poor, poor, sad little Goobie.

Otherwise, not a lot going on. I talked about bleach with a chem geek friend of mine yesterday (okay, maybe I'm a chem geek too, but I don't think I know enough to really hit geek level) and there was much talk of hydrogen atoms and...and.. I realized I kind of wanted to write a 'white' article to add to the color section. So we'll see.


Anonymous said...

Me, me, me. I wanted to see that. Made me LOL when you described it before but the video is priceless. She is so great and I heard you giggle too.

You better save that one for her teens so when she makes you really mad you'll have something to remember how cute she really is.

I also got another question answered when I looked at the lace pattern. That is what you use the 9 miles cotton crochet weight for.

Cool, thanks,


Amy Lane said...

I'm going to need to check it out at home... but what a wonderful Fix-it dadad to make her laugh all better!

Alwen said...

2200 yards of siiiiiiilllllk! Oy!

Now I'm going to walk around saying, "Happy face," all day. Which is probably not a bad thing.

I just got a spool of 12/1 linen at an antique mall. For $4.

But it's pink.

Leonie said...

From one Chem geek who knits to another....write that white post!!! I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with. BTW the goob is gorgeous take all the photos and video that you can they grow up so fast, my first is heading to school next year-eek!

Bells said...

she's so lovely. We both just watched it and had a good chuckle.

I've seen glorious things done with that Habu. And it does seem a while since you finished something. A good long while!

Donna Lee said...

That is a gorgeous pattern. It will make a beautiful shawl. And leonie is right, they grow up so very fast. Take all the photos you can stand. You'll be amazed at how much she changes. And she'll be charmed by how cute and smart she was.

Roxie said...

I, too, will be saying, "Happy face" all day. I also have a sticky note above my desk that quotes one of her t-shirts. "I tried to be good but I got bored."

That silk blows - my - mind!

Amy Lane said...

(Arwyn loved the Goob-- she wants to keep watching ;'the Baby'!)