Saturday, July 13, 2013

Keeping Going

Work is blerg and lack of sleep is blargl.  So keeping going is really the only goal right now:
I have that look on my face right exactly now.

To distract me from life, I have the Evenstar.  And to distract me from the Evenstar, I have... a lumpy little pillow!
chart from Potter Alphabet Chart [Rav] by Mandy Chronister
chart from Array of Stars Chart [Rav] by Niamh Dhabolt

I did these two "squares" for Quidditch, because that's a sentence that makes sense.  Then I seamed them together and lightly stuffed them for a play pillow for Punkin Q. Pie... it's a hit!
G is for Goofus and Gallant

I've also started something for the Through the Loops Summer Shawl KAL, because if one is attempting to knit lace in public in July, it should be both cotton and black for maximum confusion:

Okay, Evenstar time!!
This shawl has reached 53.57% of the edging done and 1500 beads a-beaded, with 30 repeats finished at 328 stitches and 50 beads per repeat.  This marks 90.31% of the total project and 79,476 total stitches completed:
click to embiggen photo; you might be able to see the beads
I managed to lose my first beading gadget, but I was able to make a new one with a minimum of time and effort.

At this stage, I'm thankful for:
  • the foresight of Jill Factotum, who gave me the whole spool of jewelry wire as a gift -- you rock, lady!
  • rewatching 90s TV from my childhood (The Adventures of Pete & Pete, My So-Called Life) AND my very favorite British TV (The IT Crowd and Sherlock.  Always Sherlock.)  Also: I'm in love with Scandal now... don't judge me.  Or do, whatever, I'm too tired to fight you.

There are a couple of finished shawls I need to post.
But not right now byeeeeeee


Anonymous said...

Your shawls are gorgeous! I love them both.
Scandal is my favorite TV show. I love every naughty bit:)

Chrisknits said...

Love the Evenstar, just gorgeous!

Stitched Together said...

That Evenstar is amazing! You are going to cruise through my little shawl pattern!