I mink to say…
Wednesday October 26th 2011, 11:38 pm
Filed under: Knitting a Gift,Wildlife

It is blocking.

That sheared mink/cashmere yarn? I need to thank Kate in St. Louis: when she did a Traveling Woman shawlette in 12 hours, I assume the pattern name in reference to what Stephanie’s been doing, I thought–I can do that!

I figured, you get more done when you have a deadline and I really hoped to get two major projects done this week. Three, if you listen to the crazy.

So, yes, I did knit my shawlette in about 12 hours, most of them over two days–but not necessarily a day followed by the one that came right after it, and  I still need to cast on project#2.

But oh my goodness, if you can’t knit qiviut quite every day, this yarn will definitely do. You know how wools feel softer the moment they touch water, when you go to block them? This seemed to disappear altogether–just totally melted into my hands. Love love love it. And I cannot WAIT to see the look on…! My only problem is, I can’t put that look on every single person’s face. I so wish I could.

One stitch at a time. One person at a time. Deadlines, though: deadlines totally make the progress.

(And to the squirrel on my roof suddenly eye to eye when I looked up yesterday from the bathroom sink, a nut in its mouth, considering me and then abruptly deciding I was challenging him and leaping at my head, which only got him the invisible forcefield of the skylight and a bellyflop–keep that up and I will come after you with my hair brush. I will spin and knit you a little carry bag for those acorns, and you will say it’s shear luck we met.)

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I played with a sugar glider at the laundromat last night. Thought of you.

Comment by Lynn 10.27.11 @ 4:32 am

Deadlines are good
Squirrels are good
Cashmere are good, too.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 10.27.11 @ 7:48 am

LOL…you’re too funny! That squirrel deserves the hairbrush so much more than the carry bag. 🙂

Comment by Ruth 10.27.11 @ 8:30 am

I can see that squirrel carrying that Alison Original with pride!!

Comment by Bev 10.27.11 @ 9:08 am

Shear luck? Shearly ye jest!

Comment by Don Meyer 10.27.11 @ 9:16 am

Yum. I’m glad you enjoyed the knitting almost as much as I suspect the giftee will enjoy the gift!

Comment by Channon 10.27.11 @ 10:01 am

I haven’t tried Mink yet. Someday…

Comment by Erica 10.27.11 @ 11:56 am

Is that from Great Northern yarns?
I read they shear each mink to get the fur… I still want to find a photo of those wee minks with fur only on faces and feet!

Comment by Diana Troldahl 10.27.11 @ 6:53 pm

Chuckle…the phrase “listen to the crazy” hit a little close to home.

I’ve had that mink yarn on my gift list for over a year and no one in the family has gone for it yet. Someday…

Comment by twinsetellen 10.27.11 @ 8:46 pm

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