Saturday, May 22, 2010

Thank You Alfred Hitchcock!

Last night--and I can't imagine why this seemed like a good idea even after a martini--I decided to watch an Alfred Hitchcock movie to "unwind" before bed.  Two hours later I was wide awake, shaking like our washer on "fast spin," and squealing "Eke!" at every noise in the house.  So, while there wasn't much sleep, there WAS a fair bit of frightened, neurotic knitting (which works best for lace because you later block the daylights out of it anyway), so....

I have finally finished that monstrous 600-yard skein of laceweight and am about 5 rows into the second.  Thank heaven & all the little knitting gods, this shawl will not take all 600 yards of this skein.  I don't think I have the strength.  I don't think Theo does either.
The ham.

And today's exciting news.....Andy finished the dowel & finials (little end things) for the tapestry, so we hung it in the guest room.
I think it's the picture that is crooked and not the wall hanging, but I'll double check that one after I've had more than a few hours of sleep.  I want to get some decorative cord to ultimately hang it, but I wanted to see it up as soon as possible, and I didn't think I could trust myself at Joann's right now.  I am never more dangerous in a fabric store than when I have recently finished a project, and having recently finished four, I could end up with the entire southeast corner of the store.  I am hoping to find a black cord--maybe with red in it?  I would have originally guessed gold, but that would look terrible against the wall.  And maybe a little silk ivy for a softening effect........?


Ilix said...

congrats! The wall hanging looks great, and the lace project is fantastic news too!

toni in florida said...

that purple yarn is gorgeous! what is it, pray tell?