Friday, June 28, 2013

This One's Tabled...

finally.  And, it only took a year!

In my defense, I had to spin the yarn first.  A little over a year ago I was following a video blog that promoted a Spin-along where you were challenged to spin new-to-you fibers.  The fiber suggestion for April was Masham.  Sure, I'll try it.  At the same time, fractal spinning had taken over my brain and was something I was focussing on to improve technique.  What fun for a still relative newbie!

I dutifully ordered my fiber, after spending hours and hours struggling to choose just the right ombre shading from a selection of Etsy stores.  Then, once it was spun, the process of picking something to knit began.  Several ideas floated around, but this yarn really is not something I would want next to or near my skin.  However, something house-y would be great.  South Seas Table Runner had been on my mental to do list for some time.  So, cast on was completed and it feels like an eternity has passed since that time.  The project had to go into time out for awhile due to multiple "knitting in the car yarn-over tragedies".

Finally, done and off the blocking board.  Sadly, even after a Eucalan Eucalyptus soak, there is still some residual sheepy smell, which doesn't bother me, but the cats are getting too friendly with the runner!  Good thing I pictured this on the back porch dining table.

The ombre effect of each section was fairly well maintained.  There was enough yarn to do several more inches, but frankly I was done.

Shells still need to be attached, because of course something soft-ish and slightly sheepy smelling NEEDS dangly things for cats that like to sun themselves on the back porch!

Works for me.  Anyone want to place bets on how long it stays there before some kitty has other plans for it?

Oh well, don't all good Meowmys know that everything is feline fair game?



  1. Tis true. Kitties love yarn. And stuff made out of yarn. I'm not sure I'd bother adding the shells unless you plan to keep it out of their reach. :)

    Happy knitting!

  2. I've never heard of that kind of fiber before, it looks wonderful to work with. I love the little scene on the table, kitties are probably plotting at this very minute, it's not complete until they add some finishing touches and take a little nap.

  3. Haha! I bet those kitties were on it the minute you left the room ;-)



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