21 April 2007

Climate Control?

One of the few actively on the needles that is not an intended for publication piece is a gorgeous mohair bit of fluff that has been pretty much kicking my knitting ass from the get go.

Artful yarns Broadway collection in the Unsinkable Molly Brown colourway just seemed so right for a certain someone in Cleveland who was a bit cool over the jewel tones of the still seeking a home moebius from December 2006.

I carefully calculated and and charted Milanese Lace for knitting in the round rather than flat as given in Barbara Walker's 2nd Treasury. After fits, starts, gnashing of teeth and plenty of tinking, by Stitches West I was about 1/3 of the way toward completion when something went wrong and the diagnosis eluded me.

Sadly, it is still in the same state. So what's with the climate control subject? Well, the stalled smoke ring in question is slated to snuggle the neck of a special Cleveland resident and it seems like every time I've had a significant Cleveland connection the Cleveland weather is in endless Winter mode.

Back in March, during an alum event, I joked with the CWRU contingent about how perhaps I could end the bad weather there by finishing this smoke ring, Magical thinking I know but how weird is it then when the Indians' home opener a month later is snowed out?

Oy, the guilt. But the smoke ring's still not growing. Sorry Cleveburg and tribe loyalists but the project is still in the bottom of the knitting bag.

On another baseball note, the first TNNA sponsored Stitch n Pitch for 2007 hasn't happened yet (6 May Arz Diamondbacks at home against the NY Mets or Cinci Reds against the Colorado Rockies). The details of the San Diego version are still in the works but let's just say that if you're goig to be here on 22 July think about marking your calendar and taking your needlearts out to the ball game with like minded crafters.


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