Sunday, February 04, 2007

Lady E Update

As a few of you have commented, these colors just sing "springtime". We are back on track and the entrelac is sailing right along. I've surfed a few other blogsites to see other folks' Lady E's and see that a few people have used "backward knitting" to avoid the turning/purling business. It seems as if it would definately speed things up a bit. Will search out a video or book with pictures to see if I can learn the technique.
Lady E in SWS in (gasp) "natural daylight".


I almost wish I'd sized up the needles, maybe to 10s, after seeing Bets' Lady E out of Mr Joe...hmmm......a lil cross dressing going on down there? I'm thinking that the SWS softens up and drapes well with a little blocking...but not so much that I lose the texture.....will cross that bridge when I come to it! I also think I'm going to end up needing more than 35 tiers to get the size I want....it is starting to turn into almost "no brainer" DVD knitting. (Watched "The Guardian" today and knitted on her for almost 2 more hours. Go Coast Guard!)



Caught Pearl playing with the trailing skein!


"I was NOT PLAYING. I DIDN'T EVEN TOUCH YOUR OLD YARN!"


Lastly, just a plug for Costco. I love Costco. Last year DH gave me a 30G video IPOD for my birthday/mother's day present. I loved it..used it daily. excercise. podcasts. movies. audible books. music. photo album. you name it. Suddenly a few weeks ago it goes bust. Won't charge up all the way. stops in the middle of something. Yuck. I know he got it at Costco. I took it back...no receipt...no box. Not only do they replace it...since it's now $50 cheaper than it was 8 months ago, they give me the $50 difference. Leaving, I decide to buy a paper shredder. The sign says $18 off with coupon.I don't have a coupon. I tell the cashier..."i don't have the $18 off coupon". She says "OK" and scans one from the drawer. I save $18. On my way out the door, I stop to buy a 75 cent diet lime coke. I put a dollar in the machiine. I get my coke. In the change box is my quarter plus 2 other quarters. I was a happy shopper with my brand spanky new Ipod, my new shredder, my diet lime coke and an unexpected $68.75. Hmmmmmm.....sounds like a good reason to go buy some yarn!

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Your lady E is beautiful. I'm tempted to start one too--keep checking stock of the silver thaw at webs. I even read the directions in S. Style but I had a hard time visualizing the process. Look forward to seeing the finished project! kelly

yarnpunk said...

hello! glad to meet another alaskan fiber blogger- and a midwife too! my first child was born at home with a midwife- but by the time i had the second, our local midwife was the center of a witch hunt. i testified on her behalf, but you could tell it wasn't going to do any good- the entire panel was made up entirely of men- bonifide medical experts with phd's and all that. anyhow, i had to have the second one in the hospital- but i was of a mind to get out of there as quickly as possible- so much so that my son was born before the doctor could even make it to the delivery room. i would have simply had the baby at home, but he was 2 weeks early and my husband was still fishing in the bering sea and i was on my own. oh well... everything went well and i simply stood my ground about certain medical procedures that i did not agree with- injections right after birth, circumcision... a couple of the nurses whispered their approval... anyhow, nice to meet you!

SooZ said...

What youve done with the SWS yarn is beautiful. Are you enjoying knitting with this yarn? The colors stand out on its own in each square.. I dont see any transition - are you using one color lot and just knitting along?

I'm really enjoying watching this knitalong!

Suzie

junior_goddess said...

My E came to visit your E-which is looking good! Mine is not nearly as flat as you believe, I just throw it on the scanner for photos. I am kinda digging the whole E thing, but want it to do more. Right now it's just a fancy stitch pattern.

Love the Pearlie pic, love snacktime at Costco, and glad your laundry room smells like cod!

Joan said...

That Costco story is a riot! Lovwe it when the angels take pity on us now & then.

Gorgeous LE! Your SWS yarn was perfect for the job, with long color runs. So evocative of Spring (as you freeze your a$$ off).

CatBookMom said...

Lady E is lovely in those colors! Reminds me that I have some of that in stash. I'm suddenly surrounded by the beauty of Lady Es, online and at my Friday night SnB; one of the knitters is on her 3rd, I think! I look forward to meeting you, whenever I can convince DH to bring me on a tour of Anchorage and our family in their new home in Valdez.

Trish - My Merino Mantra said...

LOVE your Lady Eleanor in the SWS! Gorgeous! And Miss Pearl is too funny!

Joan said...

Lisa, your little rectangles are so perfect, unlike mine. When you PU, are you picking up both loops? How are you doing your SSK? And, when you slip 1 for the purl, do you start with the yarn in back, slip, then move the yarn in front? Email me.

Karin said...

Please stop posting pictures of that gorgeous SWS! I have yarn exploding out of my craft room - but that colour is just so beautiful and Michael's is so close by...

Minnie Knits said...

Hi, I just joined the Lady E KAL that Joan is hosting, so I was checking out everyone's work...I LOVE your yarn choice, I have worked with SWS, love it, and that colorway is so yummy :-)
If you are still interested in knitting backward, I learned how from a great online video and posted the link on my blog...