Archive for November 19th, 2014

Yarn Rascal Love

Yarn Rascal has been in full rascal mode these last few days. Hence, when the new lace yarn from Dream in Color arrived it immediately went on top of the armoire in its unopened package. Yarn Rascal was full out happy-happy when he saw the parcel. A full out happy-happy Yarn Rascal is not goody-goody for yarn. Especially lace weight. He’s spending an indecent amount of time in front of the armoie sitting and begging. I plan to move the package today when The Skipper takes little one for a short walk in this very cold weather.

Yesterday, Yarn Rascal mauled reaquainted himself with the 1960s girl’s sweater. It took 10 minutes to untangle dog, project and yarn. Frankly, I was surprised at his fevered interest. I am using alpaca yarn from Drops which, until now, he’s shown no interest in.

I finished the first sleeve despite Rascal’s forays and sneak attacks. The sleeve cap looks good. I like the 2″ (5) cm checkerboard cuff but the over all length of the sleeve looks a little short to me. I measured and remeasured to be sure it was 7″ (18) cm long. It may be that the cuff, which is longer than normal, along with the immediate increase to upper arm width are giving the illusion that it is short than it is. Ideally, I would love to post the pictures here to see what you think, but the photo shoot did not go well. Yarn Rascal battered down the work room door and escaped with the sleeve in his mouth before I got the picture. Since I negotiated the release of the sleeve, Yarn Rascal has been attached to my hip. It’s going to be one of those days.

Too boot, I am reconsidering the shawl design that I thought was complete. This new design will be much better, I think. So it’s back to swatching for me. However, all the work that was done won’t go to waste. Those swatches are now in my binder and will someday be used, just not today.

I hope that while I chart the new designs, Yarn Rascal will nap. He has a penchant for graph paper; he likes ripping and eating it. Washing it down with a chewed pencil is near heaven for him. Since I chart my shawls according to the size they will be, I lay everything out on the floor. Yarn Rascal loves to be involved in creative floor activity.

Truth is, I love him to pieces and wouldn’t change him for the world.

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