If you've been to enough Kindergarten recitals, you've probably heard this song. This and the chorus in Beethoven's 9th are guaranteed to bring tears to my eyes. Our music teacher always works this into the K-3 performances and the sight of all those little hands doing the gestures with great passion but totally out of sync gets me every year.
I'm gonna wrap myself in paper;
I'm gonna dab myself with glue.
Stick some stamps on top of my head;
I'm gonna mail myself to you!
When you see me in your mailbox,
cut the string and let me out.
Wipe the glue off my fingers,
and stick some bubblegum in my mouth!
So, why was I singing this song this morning? Well, while engaging a very relaxing KID FREE (school's back in session - yippee) game of Nancy the Knit Stylist (my dream career you know) I couldn't stop that song in my head and it morphed to I'm gonna wrap myself in Colinette, Rowan and Koigu...
Koigu Charlotte's Web is almost complete! Just started merging the last ball on the right. After 10 more merged rows there will be 16 rows of just the blue and then I'll be done. Of course, as many of you know, it gets much slower at the end. Not planning on doing fringe, so I still need to pick my bindoff pattern, which may add a little knit time. I'm weighing each ball after that color is done and will post my totals when finished so those of you with leftover sock yarn can see if it might work into a Charlotte somehow. I think by forgoing fringe one might get two, or at least close to two, Charlotte's out of 5 skeins.
This poor Colinette wrap has been on the needles since last spring, so I think it deserves to be finished up. I've made it my car knitting now, which should help. No pattern, I just CO a bunch of stitches on 10's and am alternating Colinette Giotto (1 hank) and Colinette Enigma (1 hank) with Classic Elite Avignon Cotton Silk (3 balls) running between each row of the Colinettes (whose name I've been misspelling with two L's all this time! Sorry, will change). It's all garter stitch and I'm just knitting until the yarn runs out. Couldn't be easier, but now I'm thinking of doing short rows to shape the shoulders so it hangs better. Can't have things too easy huh?
Cozy in Rowan Summer Tweed has not been forgotten either.
Doesn't it look nice against our spiffy new chair? Married over 8 years and we finally bought living room chairs! We agreed immediately on them and the sale was made in about 10 minutes with the kids in tow - miracles do happen!
I'm almost finished with the fifth ball with three remaining, but may stop if I feel it's gotten to a length I like. Jen on the Cozy KAL posted a photo of her Summer Tweed version using only six balls and it made a perfect shoulder wrap when fixed with a pin.
Oh heck, let's put all this talk of design aside and tell the truth - after ball six I'll stop when I'm so sick of it I can't imagine another repeat. Pathetic but true.
Jen reports that it does indeed wash to a softer hand, which I've heard elsewhere about Summer Tweed. Also planning to block it hard to bring out the pattern.
Finally, a wrap to be:
A very kind knitblogger sent this Zephyr laceweight silk/wool to me. The amazing thing is that I'd just ordered Fiber Trends' Pacific Northwest Shawl pattern. Karma? Serendipity? Athena is happy with me? All I know is that it looked so beautiful on August the orange boy lounging in the morning sun, until...