Wednesday, May 2, 2012

A little leeway

I'm plugging away on the shawl for my friend's daughter.  I had in my head that her graduation was this weekend, and I was thinking that there was no way it would be done in time for my friend to take with her to Berkeley, but was consoling myself that at least it would be here when they came back.  So I checked in with my friend today, and it turns out that the graduation is a week from this weekend.  Hooray!  It suddenly seems like I have all the time in the world.
The colors aren't quite right in these photos; they're taken with my phone in my office.  As it's a gray day here, the light is very diffuse and (as always with gray days) surprisingly bright, in a dim sort of way.  The lighter color is much closer to a sea-foam green than anything, and I think between that and the pale gray (not to mention the wave at the edge, once it's cast off), it meets the specified liking for ocean colors.
This is moving along fairly quickly.  It helps that I love the yarn (Frog Tree Pediboo), and that most of the rows are stockinette, so I can read while I'm knitting (which I did this last weekend; Nook finally has my favorite Bujold books available, so I got a couple, along with Reich's latest ebook release, which I highly recommend, if anyone is looking for something that will make them think, and perhaps foam at the mouth, in a good sort of way).  It's not a difficult or mind-consuming knit, but a fun one.  I'm done with the striping, so now it's only the gray border to go.  And I have a two-hour Senate meeting this afternoon, which should translate to some progress.

In fact, here you can see the meeting prep corner of my office.
Usually, it's just the spindle (for quiet moments in my office - rare, but nice), and the bag on the left (with an endless stockinette scarf); the Whippoorwill is in the bag to the right, which I'm pleased I remembered today.  (I actually took a few more office pictures today; perhaps a virtual office tour may be forthcoming at some point...)

And speaking of spindling, tomorrow night and next Thursday, I get to teach another spindling class at my LYS!  I always look forward to these classes - I just wish that there was some always-good time to offer them.  Whether I do the two-part series on Thursday nights or Saturday mornings, there's someone who was hoping to take it who can't make it at that time (scheduling college classes is the same way, alas).  But if there's anyone local who is interested and available, there are still spots left.  Not only is it a fun class, but I happen to know that we still have some fiber from DesigKnit, and I'll be bringing the yarn I spun from a combination of her BFL and Polwarth, for petting and inspiration.

10 comments:

Lori said...

yay for something good and beautiful to come from a 2-hour Senate meeting!

EGunn said...

I love the colors in your shawl, and yay for extended deadlines! It is so nice when those come around.

Hope your spindling class goes well. Sounds like fun. =)

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Can't wait to see the finished shawl!

Willow said...

I think I'd LOVE the colors of that shawl.
If I lived near enough, I'd take that spindling class. I can spin on my wheel, but I'm not much good with the spindle. I need to learn more!

Miss 376 said...

What lovely colours, it's going to be a beautiful shawl

Anne said...

I love the colors of the shawl! And thinking of you making good use of the Senate meeting almost makes up for my bitterness about a 5 hour Seminar Day yesterday in which I could NOT knit.
:)

twinsetellen said...

That color combination is one of my favorites. And I love that meeting prep means making sure the knitting is ready!

Mary Lou said...

I know that color of Pediboo, I love it. Such nice yarn. Not sure I need more foaming at the mouth these days, but I'll check it out. Glad you got an extension...

KnitNana said...

Lovely shawl, it will be delightful, I know.
(((hugs)))

Carrie#K said...

Such a pretty shawl.

Is his new book much different than Aftershock?