Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Bagpiper & Lyra Maiden


Here's Wooly playing on the 4th of July at our friend's house... He's playing his full silver set of bagpipes that his friend made him. The silver has the Celtic Knot design and my friends said I need to get that tattooed around my arm so we'll be connected... No thanks! :)

Here's Wooly playing in our backyard...
This is his bagpipe from Ontario. More tradition style with Nickel and Imitation Ivory. These are the ones Jack has. (Anne & Brigitte - I did tell him we should just go pick them up... he said 'absolutely NOT!' I guess that means 'no.' :) )

We had Brian & Maki over on Sunday. Brian mentioned that he was Scottish. I asked if he has a kilt. He does! In his family's tartan! Maki said it was blue & blue. (She's Japanese, her English is getting better. heehee!) Wooly asked if he liked bagpipes. Brian said, "Love them! Don't you play?!" So, Wooly did a concert. Maki has never heard bagpipes before... she was saying, "wow!" while he was tuning inside. Brian said, "Wow! That's some good shitt!"

It's pretty exciting because Wooly is getting better. I do love hearing him play. Maybe he will start competing again!

Lyra Maiden

Hey! I finished Lyra!

Blob on kitchen floor

Center Leaves


Best full photo I could get

Lyra by Herbert Niebling (round version)

Lane Borgosesia Cashwool - Extra fine merino - #63

Various needles - 2.5mm + 3mm + crochet hook

50"x50" blocked at widest points

Made for Mom's Birthday

Wooly: "What is it?"

Me: "A huge doily."

Wooly: "Doily? Do you wear it slung over yourself?"

Me: "You can... or you can put it on a table..."

Wooly: "Table? Where it will get dirty and food all over it? No! It's too nice for that!"

Me: "That's only at our house. Fancy people put it on the table then put a vase of flowers on top."

Wooly: "Fancy people??" LOL!

My Mom has a round table... I would consider her a fancy person... She will scream and jump up and down and love it.

The only words of wisdom I have is that you need to throw everything you know about reading charts out the window and trust the directions. "Blank squares have no significance" I almost didn't get past the 5th row because I was knitting the blank squares and running out of stitches! (Laritza - I just couldn't bother you with that!)

Now that I'm done, I'm feeling lost, but Summer Sampler & Unst are waving at me, so it's not like I don't have anything to do. Eventually, I'm going to make one for myself... to go over the non existing round end table... in my non existing fancy house! :) Maybe I'll make a square one too! Yep! I really love this pattern.

C'mon people! Reprint more patterns please!

What is a Lyra? It looks like a protea to me...

Hope you have a great week! Enjoy every day! :)


Laritza said...

It is absolutely lovely! Told ya!

ColetteS said...

It is just stunning. Great job! You mother is very lucky.

Karla (ThreadBndr) said...

That is VERY beautiful. The more finished ones of these I see, the more I want to knit one!

Lorraine said...

Michelle- Love the bagpipes- they're terrific.

Lyra is fantastic- I wanna knit like you when I grow up.

Brigitte said...

Oh man. Lyra is amazing! WOW! (Isn't blocking magical?!). Good thing Kamati kept his feet off of it.

You're Mom is sooo lucky, you should post a picture of her jumping up and down! Hee hee...

carolyn said...

WOW!!! It's beautiful! It looks so delicate and "flowery". ALMOST makes me wish I could knit lace. That would be funny.

I love bagpipes too but don't get to hear them often.
Your Mom is going to love that one...