Continuing with Lady Eleanor
The Lady Eleanor is coming along nicely. I just finished the second skein. You can see what's left of the skein, that little pile of grey sitting there, but I'm going to start the next block fresh from the third skein because it doesn't start with grey, it starts with green. Like I said I'm using 3 different colorways of the Noro Silk Garden. I think these first two went really well together!!! This third one as I look at it will put the punch in Lady E for sure with a burst of rusty orange color sneaking in!! It's going to be so cool. I think it's cool that I went from Entrelac newbie (picture below) to Entrelac junkie (Lady E above). I just really love this technique! There's a lot of turning the work and there are a few articles I've read about knitting backwards, and yes I've tried, but it doesn't FEEL right, so I just continue to turn the work as I go....it's really not THAT annoying!! Not yet! I think the constant changing colors leaves me wanting to keep knitting along to see what surprise color comes next. So my thought process on this is I'm probably going to need a 10th skein so I can do the fringing on the stole. There are a lot of pictures of the Lady Eleanor on Flickr. Check them out and you can see the different ways people have fringed. I'd love to hear some opinions on fringe.
My brother in law was here for a visit and has now returned back to Kentucky. It was nice to have family around. Mom and dad will be coming this week and I am totally excited to see them and to show Dad around. He has not been here yet. Mom came with me when the boys, Lincoln and I drove up here. BOY that was a relief to have some help with the boys.
Well back to knitting on Lady E!! OH YEAH!! I almost forgot! NATHAN USED THE POTTY AGAIN TODAY!! First time since last Saturday...must be a Saturday thing :) I'm so happy! We rewarded him with "bubble gum" (a.k.a. starburst fruit chews)