I smell like lace.
Hmm...not a bad thing, I suppose.
This morning, Ben comes up to me while I'm knitting the lace border on my mom's shawl and says, "Ooh, nice, Mommy!" And I say, "Thank you, Benji!". Then, I said, "Feel this yarn..." and I bring his hand to the lace and show him how to nicely (and carefully) feel the chinese lambswool. "Ooooh!", he says. All of a sudden, he leans down and says, "Lemme schmell it." And, he leans over, smells the lace and says, "Mommy! It's smells like you!"
LOL! It was hilarious! He's been pretty funny lately.....yesterday, as we were in the car on the way to the library, he asked me to play a song by FreezePop on my iPod. (It's got a great beat) I don't know most of the words, but Ben was yelling from the backseat...
"Mom-my! Sing like a dancer!!!!"
I'm not sure what that means, but I was laughing so hard, I almost had to pull over on the side of the road. I love 4 year olds!
Okay, enough Ben-talk.
I am happy to say that I've accomplished one thing this week.
I got a request from my pedicurist/eyebrow-wax-inator (does it have a name?) to dye up some yarn for her new baby. Well, not for the baby per se, but for her mom who is going to use this yarn to crochet the baby-to-be a nice blanket. She found a yarn on Etsy that she really liked and asked me to try and make it similar to this yarn. The original yarn was called, "Austin Peacock", but mine is a bit different and I've called it "Princess Peacock".
100% Superwash Merino Wool
Dyed using Jacquard Acid Dyes
Colors: Chartreuse, Deep Blue, Teal and Turquoise
This extra skein is actually for sale in my Sleepy Eyes Etsy Shop, as well as this yarn:
50% Superwash Merino/50% Tussah Silk
Heavy Fingering/Light Sportweight
Colorway: Baby Monster
Colors: Chartruese, lime green, spring green and a bit of creamy lemon
Dyed using Jacquard Acid Dyes
I had made 5 skeins of the "Princess Peacock" (see below for the skeins all wound), but this one was left over, so if anyone is interested, please go buy it now! There's only one left!
Here is all the yarn packed and ready to send off to Melissa's mother:
Speaking of yarn, guess what came in the mail yesterday???
Oh, yes....the amazingly gorgeous "Ravelry" yarn created by the one and only, Amy Boogie of Spunky Eclectic. Isn't it fantastic??? I love the colors - JUST LIKE RAVELRY!
And, one more thing.....
I've been working frantically on the knitted lace border of my Lace Shawl every day. I am happy to say that I'm halfway done with the second long side and only have that half and the short side before it's done.
Only 350 more rows (29 repeats) to go! (Hmmm...that doesn't sound very good, does it?)
And, since it takes me 1 hour to do 8 repeats (12 rows per repeat, all rows different), that means.....less than 4 hours to go.
I'm hoping to get all the border done by Friday night and be able to block it this weekend. Anyone have any tips on using the lace blockers? I've blocked lace before, but with pins, not wires.
Can't wait for knitting tonight...have I told you that I LOVE my knitting group??
And one BIG QUESTION:
Does anyone out there in Blogland have an extra skein of Rowan Big Wool or 2 skeins of the Duotones alpaca yarn that they would trade with me?? I could dye up some sock yarn or trade from my stash...I've still got some good stuff left. LOL!
Just email me if you do. Thanks!
Have a Wickedly Weird Wednesday!!!