Jun 14, 2007

Just One More Day

Tomorrow is my last day at the SSJFH and, although it would be nice to think that I'll cut out early, I suspect that I'll wind up working till the very last minute. It's just the way I am. I like to leave a place knowing that I left everything in good shape. In this case it's a little odd because my soon to be x-boss seems totally uninterested in the status of things and I have a strong feeling that she intends to let all of the bills etc build up until the next victim person takes over the job and then she'll dump it on them and let them muddle through and catch up. I'm certain that any problems that arise will be blamed on me. It sucks but there is nothing at all that I can do about it and, in the end, it's really not my problem at all.

While I have been very busy at work, I've also had time for other, very important things like... Ravelry! I got my invite about 2 weeks ago and I'm still busy exploring and populating my notebook. This is such a great idea. It's so nice to have a way to organize stuff and get ideas about what to do with the stash.

IMG_1265[1]It's been quite a while since Charlotte and I spent any quality time. I've been so busy with all of the end of school year activities that the closest I've gotten to spinning lately is to look over at Charlotte while doing other things and promise myself that "soon" I'd get back to it. Last night, I finally made good on the promise and finished spinning the Blue Faced Leicester. See it all lined up there?

When I started spinning this up, my only intent was to see how BFL would feel on the wheel. As I spun it, I was enjoying the colors and fel so much that I went back to the dye pot again with the idea that I'd ply the 2 batches together to create a family of related yarn for a shawl. I just didn't know what the shawl would be.

Recently I re-discovered a pattern that I've wanted to knit. Have you seen Hanami? I think it'll be perfect for the yarn family I have in mind except for one thing... I need to add one more color to the family. I went to the dye pot again last night for one more small batch of pretty BFL. Can you guess what color it is?

My idea is to knit Hanami mostly according to the pattern except that I'll start with the darkest yarn and gradually get lighter. I think that the graduated color will complement the asymmetry of the design. Of course, my handspu is not exactly laceweight either but I don't think that'll be a bad thing. Actually, it's a good thing because I don't care for knitting laceweight yarn much. Besides, in a stole I think I can play a little more with the weight of the yarn withough having a horriffically adverse affect on the outcome. What do you think? Am I on the right track or horribly delusional?


Carole Knits said...

I think you're right on track for the stole. Are you going to be adding lavender?

Carol said...

I love Hanami! I ordered right after i first saw it on where else? Someone's blog. I think it will gorgeous with the colors you have in mind! Hip hip horray for last days at work!

Kristi aka Fiber Fool said...

Oooo, I think that will make for a fabulous stole. I'm with Carole and suspect you are adding to the lighter end of the spectrum??

Congrats on making it to the end of the bad job!