My week is almost over, and I’m actually a bit disappointed. I rather liked having cooking, cleaning, and laundry as my serious objectives (I’m dreading having to go back to my thesis…)
On the fiber front, this week was really quite productive. I finished all of the Barber Pole Blues, and the Purple Haze, I have prepped all of my bamboo for the Tour de Fleece, started spinning the green merino, and I finished chart A of the MDAN shawl and am now making decent progress on the next section (NTS- purl rows are really really good). Not to mention I’ve learned to spin laceweight!!!
Like I mentioned above. MDAN is progressing, thanks to a trip to Blockbuster (more on that below). I finished chart A and the first two of 20 repeats of chart F. The bulk of this now has almost purely purl reverse side which is making for a much faster knit.
See my lovely life-lines… I can-it seems-be taught
I also started spinning up the green merino I got earlier in the week, this is turning out a lovely thin single, with the aim of becoming a lovely lace weight two ply (obsessed me…!!? never!)
Blockbuster meant movies, which I normally don’t go too much into here, but… Black Sheep. What knitter/spinner isn’t going to insist on seeing a movie whose tagline is: “There are 40 million sheep in New Zealand… And they’re pissed off!” It is hilarious, the best zombie/zombie spoof since Shaun of the Dead. The effects (gore and prosthetics) were by WETA so those are top notch. Not scary* at all, how can a weresheep be scary?! Very well done all around and really really funny – if you liked Shaun of the Dead, or Dead and Breakfast (or anything else in that vein) you’ll probably enjoy Black Sheep too.
In other news – I have officially completed the requirements of the Province of Ontario’s graduated licensing system and now have my full G class license.