Monday, December 11, 2006

Here, she is, my new bedspread, er, I mean shawl. Geyl started out big, but she blocked even bigger. I think I should have put her on a diet earlier in the game - maybe one skein less of the main color.
As you can see, she's about the size of my area rug, which is almost the size of the room. I do live in a house that resembles a doll's house, with tiny stairs, and tiny rooms, but believe me, Geyl is massive.

And, now for something completely different. Fair Isle! Knitty D and I recorded an end of the year wrap up (yes, the podcast is coming, probably tonight - I hit a snag in my plans last night when I ended up in court until 6:00 - and some juror stole my cellphone), and I threw out there that I thought I wanted to try some color work. So, I originally bought this olive Koigu to finish Geyl, before I switched up to mustard, and I bought this purple, because it's a No Repeat color, and I'm just a sucker for a one of a kind Koigu.
The color didn't turn out so good in the picture - but the problem became that the olive is slightly grey, and the purple has a lot of grey, so when I put the two colors together, they're not as contrasty as I thought they would be - but here it is - my first attempt at Fair Isle.

These are Eunny Jang's Endpaper Mitts. They're a little snug right now - my gauge is a bit tight - it takes practice carrying that yarn loosely at the join of the double points. But, it was much easier than I thought, and I'm please as punch with myself.

And, for the rest of you who still haven't gotten passed reading that a juror stole my cellphone - yes, it is quite a head shaker - how did that happen? Well, I went over to the courthouse to represent a witness in a homicide. I was meeting with him in a little anteroom right behind the courtroom. I had no idea that the Judge liked her court staff to take already voire dired jurors in there, to either explain to the them that they had been accepted, and where to go, or to tell them that they were dismissed, sayonara. Anyway, court staff, when they discovered me and the client in the room, kicked us to the curb. In my haste, I left my cell in the little room. I waited as several jurors came in and out of the room, and then I asked one of the homicide detectives on the case to get my cellphone, figuring he wouldn't get yelled at. He came out, with my magazine, and a file, and no phone - the only people in that room were jurors - one of them had to have walked off with my cell. Uch. One of the detectives offered to get a list off all the jurors, and track down my phone, but, I don't know - I think they have better crimes to solve. And, it only took my an hour last night to reprogram my phone.

17 comments:

Dorothy said...

That's just brutal. I hope it was a juror who was kicked to the curb. Imagine deciding the fate of a case not long after having committed a crime.

Geyl is beautiful. I love how she came out. Your Endpaper mitts are pretty too although I do see what you mean about the so-so contrast. I think that is a good thing though. I like how muted they are.

AmyDe said...

LOVERLY! Everything looks beautiful!

Sucks about your phone - maybe it will turn up?

s t a c i said...

Don't you get a chance to dismiss whichever jurors you like after asking them questions? (Or have I seen too many courtroom dramas on tv?) You could ask them if they've ever stolen a cellphone. They're under oath!

Geyl is lovely, and quite an accomplishment!

Wendy said...

That sucks -- the phone, that is. I certainly hope they're more honest when it comes to delivering their verdict!!

Geyl is stunning. I know about the huge shawl blocking out even bigger... that was my Maude. I'm still stymied with that other question (the one I emailed). Any ideas?

Anonymous said...

Waitaminute, waitaminute. Your FIRST fair isle project is the Endpaper Mitts? They're gorgeous, Wendy. Maybe I shouldn't be so scared of fair isle myself.

Wanda said...

Geyl is just beautiful. Sorry about your phone, that really sucks. I like how the Endpaper mitts are turning out. Very pretty.

Sherry W said...

Oh look at your Geyl! Mine is still a wee little hankie of a thing.

Theresa said...

That'll definitely be big enough to keep you warm! Glad there'll be a new podcast soon.

JoAnn, Wynnewood, PA said...

Wendy: I think your Geyl is beautiful - big but beautiful - somewhat like myself! I just wanted to wish you a happy Chanukah and a good knitting year. I'm almost finished with my first ever sock - its exciting. Too bad I need to make a second!

kelp! said...

Geyl is gorgeous! And I really love that color combo of the Endpaper Mitts, they're going to look fab!

Stephanie said...

Geyl is just amazing! I am really tempted to make a shawl now!

Merrill Mason said...

Wendy, these mitts are FABu! Of course the mauve/purple trim identifies the colorway as yours; the neutrals are nice but not so Wendyish. I hope the Fair Isle mitts pattern can conform to my base standard: bar knitting. I'm optimistic enough to download the instructions.

Dorothy said...

Happy New Year! I hope you have a fabulous year in 2007!

Anonymous said...

BEAUTIFUL Geyl. Beautiful Mitts. I'm jealous.

stephanie said...

a juror stole your phone?!! There's a little...all right, really big part of me that wants that juror stuck on a really boring months-long case that requires sequestering - the kind with no TV and no newspapers. heh heh heh

stephanie said...

Oh, and Geyl is lovely.

Diane said...

Geyl is absolutely beautiful!