in my ongoing efforts to be foresworn...

...i've cast on for lady eleanor. i did last night, rather. and i did twice, because when it comes to counting, i can be a bit of an alchemist and magically turned 56 stitches into eight 8-stitch triangles. (anyone who understands javascript who can tell me why the color of my progress bars shows up in preview and not in the published blog, gimme a call and i'll smile winningly at you in thanks.

however, i promised myself i wouldn't cast on for lady eleanor until both of my papers (one due next week, one the week after) were at least well underway, and my assignments due this week were finished.

i finished the stuff due this week, but haven't thought about my papers.

anyhow, my next goal is to not start a second skein* of noro until the papers are well underway. this is what i've got with one skein of noro silk garden on #8s

lady eleanor colors
(somehow my colors indoors are truer under my reveal lightbulb than in direct sunlight or with ambient natural light. go figure.)

here's the yarny texture artsy shot
lady eleanor artsy yarn shot

love the colorway (206) i actually like this yarn - it has lovers and haters, very few people fall between the cracks. the varying width, the schizo color joins, finding small shrubs within the yarn itself - i rather like it. it's insanely well suited to this pattern.

speaking of this pattern, entrelac has taught me something very important - learning how to knit and purl left to right so you don't have to turn the damn thing every 8 stitches. not only that, but i can knit english style lefty. if only i could do it righty, and hopefully be less afeard of fair isle knitting....

*i have to call them skeins. i am a 12 year old boy who laughed at this title.


Steve Monday, February 20, 2006 8:27:00 pm  

So, because I just don't know, and won't learn any other way, when you talk about Eleanor, or any of your other names, are you naming the item yourself, or is that the name of the pattern you're using?

Because I think a toque named Steve would rock.

heatherfeather Monday, February 20, 2006 9:02:00 pm  

the pattern was named lady eleanor by someone else... i've never named a pattern before.

good question!

Chris Cope Tuesday, February 21, 2006 10:09:00 am  

"i actually like this yarn - it has lovers and haters, very few people fall between the cracks" -- I like the idea of yarn as a divisive issue, as if it were a litmus test for choosing Supreme Court nominees.

Ashley Tuesday, February 21, 2006 2:44:00 pm  

I'm also a 12 year old boy that laughed at that title.

Quick, let's make our voice change, too!!

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