Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Fish & Fiber

She's My Laaaaaaddy....
Starting a little Lady Eleanor Knit-Along (from Pam Allen's Scarf Style) with Joan and maybe Bets. First attempt at Entrelac. This type of knitting is so much fun. I followed the directions exactly from the pattern...and trust me...it was a true leap of faith with all the little triangle flags to start with...but I was able to quickly find the mojo and soon was entrelac-ing with abandon. The yarn is SWS Natural Pink (70% wool/30% tofu---i mean soy) looove the sheen the soy gives it, love the fuzzyness of the single ply. The color changes keep it exciting. I can totally see me wearing this as an early spring wrap. One skein of SWS completed the base row and just shy of six tiers...the pattern calls for 35 tiers so I'm guestimating 6-7 skeins with the fringe. I'm using my new KnitPicks options (which I love) in size 9, instead of the 10s called for in pattern so this will be a bit narrower. Joan will be doing hers in Noro Silver Thaw (which will be gorgeous) for a more rustic approach. With the Webs special she clued me in on....I may pick up a bag and do a second LE...THAT"S HOW MUCH FUN THIS IS!

In other news...the man is home, the man is home!!!!! Hooray!!! Safe & Sound!!! And he made dinner last night...yummy seared scallops with lemon & dill....a nice salad....just lovely...so...glad...he's....home!

You may remember my whiny post while doing the single parent thing last week. Here are some pics taken by the man whilst out working for National Geographic last week. He was on the FV (fishing vessel) Scandie's Rose...a 162 foot cod fishing boat. They were in the Bering Sea out of Dutch Harbor. 30 foot seas. Snow. Ice. Not fun. This is absolutely one of the most naturally dangerous places on earth. But that's what photojournalists do......document it for the rest of us.
Just looking at this picture makes my stomach queasy!
And yeah, now my laundry room smells like cod.....and diesel fuel. But he's home.....and safe....

8 comments:

Libby said...

Lisa,

I'm glad that your DH is home and safe! Such great news! The knitting is lovely as well!

Libby

CatBookMom said...

No wonder you were worrying about him! The pictures look so scary. I'll be sure to watch upcoming NGs for the story, though I expect they have a pretty long lead time. The LE in SWS is looking so pretty; I bought a couple of skeins in that color and it is nice to see how pretty it can be knitted up.

Anonymous said...

How wonderful -- great knitting mojo and your man is home. This IS a day!

You can send that man over here to cook any old time you're tired of him.

Ahhhh...that's the sound of blessed relief.

Anonymous said...

How wonderful -- great knitting mojo and your man is home. This IS a day!

You can send that man over here to cook any old time you're tired of him.

Ahhhh...that's the sound of blessed relief.

Gaile said...

Love your Lady E, and the other photos - wow! Quite amazing, and I can see why you are glad to have him home.

Suzann said...

Wow love the pictures and I am so so glad he is home at last Lisa. I do feel a bit green about the edges looking at the sea pics :-)

I love your Lady E. The lady it seems is a bit of a tramp. Yours is beautiful. Love the colors so much. Who would have thunk that SWS could knit up so perfectly. It just sings spring

Anonymous said...

Those are fantastic pictures! No wonder you are glad he is home, safely and soundly. I love your LE! Great choice of yarn.

Anonymous said...

Those pictures are amazing from the both of you. Your SWS is beautiful, and his photos provoke adventure! So glad you shared with us. Hes home, how nice!