Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Yes, I Do Need A Project Manager!

Excellent suggestion, Angeluna. Any takers? Duties light, but stern discipline required when temptation strikes chez Celtic Memory. Can offer soft damp climate ('showers giving way to rain' is the usual forecast), plenty of cloudscapes, the company of cheery if scruffy small dogs, a country where conversation rules supreme and a silence is considered catastrophe - oh, and the chance to run riot in the legendary CM stash (why do you think I never attempted to list any of it on Ravelry?)

Finally got the new yarn finished, skeined up and photographed for eBay (id 170164497606 for anyone who wants to go over and have a look. ) Here's a quick preview of Mi na Samnha:

I can tell you that this one had a mind of its own. I might have thought 'silver', it firmly said 'gold'. I went towards dark greens, it snatched at the light cobwebby greys. I think the Old Ones were working in the background there, but that's what you have to expect when you try to recreate such a powerful ancient time as Samhain. And it would only be photographed on rustling freshly-fallen beech leaves. The druids again!

And Angeluna, I will also take your advice for calming and soothing start-itis. I will indeed work diligently on the Dogi vest from Kimono Knits until I feel relaxed and detached from all those other projects.

Although I have this inspirational idea for a dark charcoal kimono which falls open to reveal brilliant poppy-red linings.... And I HAVE THE YARN!

No, no, no. The Dogi vest is really beautiful. And so is the yarn I'm using. Both are really beautiful. I don't deserve them.

(repeat three times a day, or more as necessary)


Katie K said...

We hope to visit Ireland next summer. Will bring tape measure.

Ambermoggie, a fragrant soul said...

Beautiful as always Jo:) Happy Samhain to you both

Terrie D. (StarSpry) said...

Mi na Samnha is just beautiful!

Celtic Weaver said...

I would love to manage your projects but I fear the beauty of your countryside (with or without rain) would keep me so distracted that your projects would still run away from you. But fear not, you are not alone.

For years I tried to keep one tape measure I now have them everywhere. I have even forced my husband to keep a small one on his keyring. Yet it is never enough.

Happy Samhain!

Jocerane said...

The Old Ones are very powerful in this part of the year!
Happy Samhain!

Angeluna said...

Glad to see it's not just me who is bossing you around. The Old Ones get into the act, too. With beautiful results. You are painting with yarn!

Wish I were there to honor Samhain. Here, just stocking up on jelly eyeballs to hand out to the hordes who come knocking.

pacalaga said...

The charcoal jacket with stunning red lining can be your reward for finishing Dogi.

cindyl said...

Well, doodoo, I just got home from work, checked, and the Samhain is all gone. Boy, it sold fast.
Happy knitting, whoever got it all! It truly beautiful, the misty gray and gold filtering through the green.

Lynn said...

Whoopie tie-ie-o, git along little Dogi, it's your misfortune and none of my own.

Whoopie tie-ie-ay, git along little Dogi, you know that Wyoming will be your new home.

Now I just need to figure out how to move me and mine to Wyoming in time to intercept that yarn, LOL.

Artis-Anne said...

Lovely designed yarn Jo . I gave in & bought Knit Kimono and there are so many lovely knits in it ;Iki is the one I am truly lusting after at the moment.

Anonymous said...

Of course you deserve this beautiful yarn. Never, never say you don't deserve something good! The thought of a charcoal kimono with poppy lining takes my breath away. . . just after Dogi!