Wednesday, August 8, 2007

The Shawl

I'm still plugging along on the shawl from Victorian Lace Today. I'm really liking the way the JoJoLand Melody is knitting up. The colors are wonderful and remind me of the colors in a soap bubble. I've been knitting on the Knitpicks Options circulars that I just got last week. I had bought an extra 40" cable thinking that would be long enough to finish the shawl on, but it was getting crowded already and I'm only about two thirds through. Lou gave me an extra 60" cable he had and I swapped it out last night. Much better. This is my first time using a long cable. The only thing different is having to deal with all those stitches and stopping and moving the knitting around the cable a little more often.

This project already has me looking for another shawl and digging through my stash of lace weight yarns to figure out which one I want to do next! I bought some Alpaca Cloud from Knitpicks a couple of years ago and I think it will be the lucky one to come out of the stash bins.

I'm also looking for a project to make and wear to SAFF this year. I don't have anything new to wear and I hope I'll possibly have Michael's sweater ready in time.

Yesterday was kind of a down day. It was 1 year ago that my ex Mike died in Omaha. I was there to visit for his birthday in June last year and was so glad I got a chance to spend some time with him. He was so frail and weak when I left, I knew it really would be the last time I would see him. I tried not to let myself dwell on it for too long, it still gets to me. On a happier note... I was also working on a sweater for Annie (the knitting heretic) when I was in Omaha last year and the book, Romantic Hand Knits , has just been released with the sweater in it. I pre-ordered my copy from Amazon and it was just shipped today! I can't wait!!

I was glad to get to Pasta Please last night and do some knitting on the 'World's Largest Sock' that the guild is now working on. We had a good time trying to think of some way to make our mark for the guild on the sock in some way. We are featuring Pasta Please in the next Atlanta Knitting Guild newsletter, so I took a couple of pictures and we 'interviewed' the owner Kajsa Carr.(pronounced Kai-sah) She is so sweet to us and always has some great stories to tell from her job as a stewardess. We also get to be the guinea pigs when she is trying a new recipe and taste test the samples for her. mmmm...

1 comment:

  1. The shawl is gorgous. In case you need someone to take it off your hands... You wouldn't have to twist my arm for very long. Bt let's not get greedy... I am already the recipient of Brett's lace shawl. See ya tomorrow!