Gotta be a record for me posting, lately. The Plaidman has his marching orders, to get in touch with some structural repair companies & have them give us estimates on the floor joist repair. We'll just hold our breath until that's done...or maybe NOT. But summer is now officially upon us here, and this is the time to get home repairs done with minimal weather delays. I don't know if anyone's interested in the process, but I think I'll be documenting it all -- just to show what I survived (if that actually is the outcome; otherwise, it'll show just where the final straw was laid on my back!). To that end, I want to create another page here. That would be the fourth page, although there are currently only two: I've promised DiscoDame her own page on my blog, to showcase her jewelry & stitchmarkers. I'll need to take some more pictures! She's really been busy since she took a class in jewelry making. I gave her some strands & other bits that I don't wear much anymore, and she's cannabilizing them for other jewelry. She's hoping to be able to sell some items; we'll have to set her up a PayPal account & figure out how (& how far!) she'll ship her goods. So, I'll probably be back here this weekend to get all that set up.
And I hope to have a Finished Object to show -- a lace scarf that I finished on Saturday. I still need to wash & block it, but I'll get before & after pics. Honestly, right now it looks like someone spilled Easter egg dye all over a huge vat of Ramen noodles.
In other knitting, I finally swatched with the Knitter's Pride Trendz acrylic needles, for the Gramps Cardi. Guess what? I got soooo close to the stockinette gauge! I'm so glad I forked over the $ for the Trendz interchangeable set. I've already ordered more of the DK yarn from Knit Picks (and it's already been shipped! yippee!), so I'll make the next larger size with the Trendz, getting a gauge just a smidgen smaller than the pattern calls for. I'm sure I'll have to swap back & forth between the yarn I got earlier and the new yarn, as KPicks was actually completely out of the Tahitian Pearl colorway -- sure to be different dye lots. Of course, I always order enough from KPicks to get the free shipping, so there are 6 skeins of the Coastal colorway coming along as well. Plus some lace weight...for which there is no excuse.