Thursday, August 13, 2009

The Time Drain

It takes a long time to put together a blog post. I never really realized this before. But it's about an hour to write the text, and probably another hour to take the photos.

Then it takes about 45 minutes to upload the photos and stick them in the right place in the blog. I think that's part of the reason why its taking me so goddamn long to put up new posts.

My husband says its because I'm writing a novel every time I post... I guess the last one was a little long. It was kind of a catch up.

The Sari Silk Yarn

The winding of this yarn into a usable ball has been epic. From my last post, you can see the relatively normal looking hank the yarn came in. The first thing that happened is that trying to untwist the hank was damn near impossible. Somebody had inadvertently knotted the yarn together, so that it took a fair bit of doing to get the hank untwisted.

After that I thought I was in the clear, but when I put the yarn onto my ball winder, I got approximately a yard into the winding process and realized that it was not going to happen in a nice orderly fashion. Damnit.

Bruce says its like looking at a disemboweled muppet. Thanks hon.

This is going to take a while.

Whisper Cardigan

And the winner in the time drain contest goes to the ribbing on my whisper cardigan. I think I've been working on this ribbing now for two weeks. I still have half an inch to go. ARGH. The holes that I was worried about in my last post seem to have worked themselves out during the knitting process, so that makes me happy. We'll see what the finished product looks like.

Rhapsody in Cables

As douchy as the name is, I still get a little giggle every time I write that one. I've done two more test cable swatches after going to the store and picking up some cheap wool. The materials really do make a huge difference in ability to cable. I don't even know why I keep that crappy acrylic on hand.

Anyway, one of my test swatches came out perfectly. The second one is having some issues. The lower edge of all my left-leaning cables is sloppy, and I can't figure out why. I'm pulling my yarn as tight as anything, and it still didn't help. I stopped by Seaport Yarns yesterday, but Andrea couldn't figure it out. She said to try again on Wednesday when Lauren is in, so that's what I shall do.

Other Stuff

I am definitely getting bored with the whisper cardigan, which means that I really shouldn't start anything else, as that will mean the kiss of death for my pretty purple sweater.

However, I am thinking about socks, hats, scarves, mittens, opera length gloves... I've gotta stop. My Ravelry queue is already REALLY long, and unless I quit my job and devote myself to knitting 8 hours a day, every single day, there will be no way in hell that I'll get it all done. Oy.

No pix for this post, but definitely on the next one...


  1. Ya know? I never, in my wildest dreams, knew there was so much to know about yarn and see? Your blogging is a learning tool for some us as well as a means to make me smile!!

  2. In the interest of fairness, you should point out that the disemboweled muppet comment was, actually, highly accurate!