Friday, June 10, 2005

Whoa. Where'd the week go? You mean its Friday? Gah.

Busy week. Saw She Loves Me at the Guthrie Theater - very, very good. Its one of my favorite musicals (little known, though. The story is essentially You've Got Mail (based off the same source material), but the musical predates the movie by 30 years). Tonight was a piano recital. Sunday was duet time in church.

Knitting is underway. (slowly, but underway) I'm valiantly trying to avoid the Lace bug that has bitten the knit-blogosphere. Trying hard. Still knitting fish. (but.. I did find my abandoned Elfin Lace Shawl. And bought yarn for another shawl. And, am in love with the Lily of the Valley stole at Fiddlesticks Knitting.)


Half done with fish - 12 green fish done. And 2 blue fish. Ah, those blue fish. Somehow after knitting 12 green ones, I'm making stupid mistakes on the blue ones - I've had to rip out and reknit so many times, I think I've knit the equivalent of 4 blue fish. Groan.

No current pictures - but to distract from that... here's a fish variation!

This fish was knit with 2 strands of multi-color rayon-blend yarn (shiny) (from very old Cherry Tree Hill grab-bags), and 1 strand gold thread on size 9 (or so) needles. The pattern is the same as in Knitters 53. I knit two, seamed them around the edge. Cut a lining out of black stuff, tacked it around the mouth. Fringed around the fin and off the bottom, randomly added beads. Handle is i-Cord.

The fish was inspired by Neil Gaiman's Delirium from the Sandman comics. In one of them (I forget - maybe The Kindly Ones...sorry) Delirium is walking down the street trailed by a tropical fish on a leash. (I love Delirium). This is my interpretation of that fish in knitting - and as a purse.