Singular Stitches: Updates all 'round

Monday, September 18, 2006

Updates all 'round

This past weekend was a Stitch-a-Thon weekend at the Robin's Nest. I did get some progress done on Fairy Flora. And I don't know how we managed it, but the weather was gorgeous the entire weekend, so I was able to get in some end-of-summer deck stitching!

We did get Dark Shadows on Friday (and watched all ten episodes Friday evening)! The two other movies we watched this weekend, Marilyn Hotchkiss Ballroom Dancing & Charm School and Ladies in Lavender, were quite good as well.


I would have completed more on Flora had it not been for this insatiable urge to start a sock. A plain sock. No fancy stitches, no lace, just miles and miles of knit stitches. I just love the colors of this yarn. It reminds me of really soft, faded jeans. They yarn I'm using is a mostly cotton blend, so they should really be comfortable.

I'm also back onto forward progress on my Mum's lace scarf. (yay!) This time around it looks much, much better, and worthy of being a present for Mum.

Note to the knitters: I found great stitch markers for thin yarn. I was using markers I had made with jump rings, but the lace yarn kept sliding through the part of the ring where the ends of the metal meet. I needed a continuous stitch marker, but something light. I saw these and went to Home Depot. In the plumbing section, I found rubber O-rings that work fabulously! (You can see the little black rings at the top of the scarf if you look closely)


This probably falls under Cat TMI, but other cat Mums out there can surely relate. Early this morning, I was woken up by the 'hair ball' sound. Itchey was in the upstairs hallway doing her thing. Over the years, that sound has been etched into memory, so as soon as I hear it (and it can wake me out of sound sleep), I spring into action. I was able to get her into the guest bathroom (tile floor is much easier to clean than carpet) and she stopped. We stood there for a couple seconds, so I thought she changed her mind. She went out into the hallway and brought it right up onto the carpet. Cats!

The Diversity workshop this weekend wasn't too bad. We had this energetic man from Nigeria teach the class, and he was an absolute hoot! He made the hours we had to sit through class enjoyable. Before the class, they had food catered in (hotdogs, hamburgers, potato salad, corn on the cob and baked beans with cookies and fruit for dessert. It was actually quite good! (And, no, I didn't get a chance to knit during class, but that was OK. I did win a diversity T-shirt for class participation)


Blogger Sue said...

Fairy Flora is coming along great, and is popping right out on the fabric. What fabric are you stitching her on?

Monday, September 18, 2006 8:08:00 PM  
Blogger KarenV said...

LOL at the cat story! Only one of ours does hairballs, but I definitely recognise the sound now - ugh!

Love your sock - I'm knitting a pair with Regia yarn in a different colourway and in a wool mix, but I might have to look out for that cotton colourway, it's really pretty. Also, thanks for the stitch marker tip; I've been using loops of perle cotton and they're not ideal, so I think I'll be checking out a DIY place this week for the O rings.

Monday, September 18, 2006 8:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Jenna said...

Oh yes, the unmistakable sounds our furbabies make. Along a similar vein, I know the sound of Phoebe preparing to vomit and have a similar reaction (running to get her off of the carpet!). :)

Sounds like you had a good weekend. I like the sock. If you get a chance, drop me a line and let me know where you got the yarn, pattern, needles, etc., if you don't mind. I'd like to start with something easy.

Monday, September 18, 2006 9:57:00 PM  
Blogger Isabelle said...

Had to laugh at your kitty story. LOL!

That lace knitting is so pretty!
And that's lovely progress you've made on Fairy Flora :)

Tuesday, September 19, 2006 4:43:00 AM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Lynn, you are a stitching whirlwind! I love the look of your cotton socks and your Mum's piece is coming along nicely.

I don't have any kitty yacking stories to share, just doggy ones, so yes, I completely understand :-P

Tuesday, September 19, 2006 10:46:00 AM  
Blogger Singular Stitches said...

Wendy, thanks, but if you saw the current state of my home, you'd understand why I have so much time to stitch! :o)

Tuesday, September 19, 2006 10:52:00 AM  
Blogger Dee said...

I love the colors in Flora. They look great against the fabric.

The socks look like they will be soooo comfy!

Tuesday, September 19, 2006 11:40:00 AM  
Blogger katica said...

Everything looks fantastic! I am in awe of those of you who all know how to knit, crochet etc, I "only" know how to do cross stitch, but maybe one day....

Being a kitty mom I too can relate to those lovely sounds our furbabies make, and they can wake you from even the deepest soundest sleep!

Tuesday, September 19, 2006 3:20:00 PM  
Blogger zoeandcooper said...

You made great progress on your fairy this weekend! Wonderful job.

What is it about kitties that they know exactly how to irritate us. My fav spot where Zoe coughed up a furball was in DH's shoe...perfect aim on her part:)

Tuesday, September 19, 2006 8:30:00 PM  
Blogger Singular Stitches said...

Go, Zoe!!! :o)

Wednesday, September 20, 2006 9:25:00 AM  
Blogger Meari said...

Haha, the cat was just showing you who was boss. ;)

Friday, September 22, 2006 3:38:00 PM  
Blogger Singular Stitches said...

They probably can't figure out why, after 10 years, I still haven't totally caught on...

Tuesday, September 26, 2006 9:33:00 PM  

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