Saturday, July 21, 2007

Pink Shawls, and Lace, and Bears, Oh My!

Yes, it’s another shawl picture. Oh, Kathy’s Shawl, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. The funny thing is, I don’t even know who this pretty pink shawl is for….if it’s for me, (since Alison Hyde and I are the only people left who love the color), or someone I haven’t met. We shall see. I’m just enjoying the process so much. Every time I finish a row I feel like I should be pushing a button with a little cheering section at a baseball game or something. And NO, I’ve not had any wine today, in case you were wondering. Here’s a little pic of the progress, I’m nearly done with the first body repeat. Each row takes, well, a while. It’s 381 sts after all. I just hope the DK weight yarn wasn’t a bad idea.

As if I wasn’t already in over my head, I’ve been repeating the “I will not buy yarn” mantra all week. Which is crappy, since I joined my LYS sit ‘n’ knit night, and c’mon, I just HAVE to buy yarn from her! I rarely go to her store, since it’s in the center of town and a little hard to find parking to go there. Bleh. Well I have to get SOMEthing if I keep going to this thing.

So I was being a good girl and all, resisting the sales that are seemingly everywhere online…..then….. (big dramatic pause)….I found this: - OH My. Went right over and bought the kit. Oops. I found this through – another knitter whom I bow down to, with her awesome knitterly powers. Alright, now I PROMISE I’m going to go on an OFFICIAL yarn diet…..right after I buy something from my LYS. I need another project like I need a hole in the head. Yet, I am admitting this right here and now, I like lace!! A LOT. It’s really cool watching your knitting progress.

We had a black bear running around in our yard today, so I may be hiding out. I mean, do they actually attack people? Don’t they need to be provoked first or something?? It’s just weird, we saw a mama bear with 3 cubs when we first moved here, and it was always at nighttime. I thought it was odd that this bear was out wandering in a public area in the middle of the day. Phooey. I wanted to see Sydney doing her karaoke with the hose again in her little pool. Now that’s a funny sight.

1 comment:

Alison said...

It's gorgeous! I love it!