It’s FO Day

Or something. Yes indeed, I’ve got a finished thing to show off. The Dalek Shawl, she is done! Finally! And blocked.

I’m okay with it. The shawl is all handspun and the border is hand dyed. Next time, I’m not making a shawl unless I have at least 4 oz of fiber on hand and dyed. Nope. Preferably 8; I have a hard time with underestimating the amount of yarn I have/will need for any given project. It’s a talent of mine.

In hindsight, I’m glad that I ripped and redid so many times. The yarn held up remarkably well, stood up to blocking even after ripping out 5 or 6 times. The BFL is considerably “crunchier” than the alpaca, but even washing before blocking softened it up a bit. I’m happy enough with it to wear it to A’s band concert tonight. But we’ll see.

There’s another skein of Churro done too; 74 yards/2.5 oz of very dark gray.
Once it was washed and set, it shrunk down to 66 yds. But still not bad. I’ve got more fleece to go through, so I might have enough.

Other than that, not a lot else going on. I got Geek Knits from the library this week. I think I might try one of the mitt patterns first. Baby Goth is in marching band this year, and gloves will not work with a saxophone. It’s a sad, sad thing, especially when marching in cold and snow, but the gloves she’ll need will have to be fingerless. Since we’re both Whovians, possibly the Dalek ones.


No More Obituaries Today

Hopefully not for a while, either.

This week has been kind of crazy. My hands still haven’t recovered enough for the knitting I’d like to do, so I’m progressing really really slowly on my socks. On Monday, I went on the lookout for some yarn for the next pair of socks from Custom Socks. Didn’t find anything I liked/could afford this week, so I settled for some yarn for this year’s Geek-A-Long. Yep, I’m giving it another go and using double-knitting this time. I’d also like to try something else. Probably not for this year, but I’m thinking about it.

Would anybody be interested in a “Goth” blanket? I don’t even know what sort of squares would be in it. Plus designing blanket squares myself would be a…new thing. I don’t really expect anybody else but me to be interested, but I can’t seem to get it out of my head. If anybody else would be interested, comment away.

It’s shaping up to be a weird week at Chez Goth. Little Bat had a Big Thing at school today, and won’t be home again until at least 7. This feels weird. I know that there will be many more days to come, especially next year, but it’s hard to get used to.