Tuesday, August 29, 2006


not enough knitting is going on around here

So basically- I'm totally overwhelmed with school, activities, work and other responsibilities. I want a vacation. Yeah- that's me... I want a vacation at the 2nd week of school. :P

And not a measly 3 day vacation- the kind normal people get for Labor Day (no, I don't have it off- I have school) I want a mega vacation- the week long, sleep in, tv watching, knitting, spinning extravaganza of a vacation. That would be great. Although truthfully, I'd probably end up using my vacation to catch up on work.

grr. I have to get back to work now. Maybe I can teach myself to knit in my sleep, a la the Yarn Harlot. :) that would be great. Actually, I'd even take dreaming about knitting. That would be great

This is the lace shawl after 55 rows... goodbye chart A! - I'm almost through the 1st repeat too. :) obviously, I've figured out how to knit with a bandaid on. I am a little concerned that the lace is too loose- but it's too late for that! Actually, I think I prefer the looser, lace look- at least for this project.

This is the lace shortly after I cut my finger

Saturday, August 05, 2006



Just as I was getting into the lace groove... I sliced the tip of my left index finger cutting bread. Two stitches... 2 weeks without knitting. It figures!

Although, this doesn't prevent me from buying new supplies.... Stitches Midwest is next weekend!

Whoo hoo! that's better than painkillers!


Thursday, August 03, 2006


Back to the Beginning...

I've swatched for the lovely Moon Dance shawl, and my swatch came out very nicely (I'll post pictures later)

Basically- I have 2 options; I can make the shawl 20 inches wide (if I follow the pattern) or 16 inches wide (if I drop one repeat)
Guess which way I'm leaning? Heh. Not only will it save some time- which is much needed.... but then the back of the shawl won't hang quite so low on the dress that I've bought, reducing the possibility of snagging.

So the question is.... is 16 inches too short? I don't think so, but then again, I've never made a shawl before.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006


Drum Roll please...

I've decided which pattern I'm going to use.
After much thought, I changed my mind, and decided to go with a stole pattern instead of a shawl.

So I've picked "Moon Dance" by Pink Lemon Twist- picture available at http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/7587/824/1600/moondance.jpg

Isn't it pretty!

Now I just have to convince my mother that it's normal for brides to wear shawls at the reception. She's not convinced. Heh.

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