Saturday, April 24, 2010


Well. The fountain pen shawl doth progress. Current status?
6 repeats done, 239 stitches.

End point?
10 repeats plus border, 467 stitches.

Festival I want to wear it to?
May 1

On another note, I got a 40% discount at the Yarn Garden in the March Madness drawing. I had originally planned to use it later (it expires in July), when Mortal was up. However, mother & I went to Yarn Garden to look at a substitute for her linen yarn, as the yarn she had originally picked is hopelessly back-ordered with no availability date. We're going with hemp. I say we b/c I'm the schmuck that has to knit this. Well, H had the audactity to tell mother that I had the coupon. Mother being mother informed me that I needed to use it towards her yarn. People thought I would have gotten more. I didn't get more b/c I wasn't ready to get more. Besides, MDS&W is next Saturday!

I had a Pampered Chef party last Saturday. The fiends were abnormally good. I can't help wondering that they are planning something truly heinous.....

Monday, April 12, 2010

Stringing along

The socks from h e double knitting needles are finally done! I love the color. I love the yarn. I do not like the pattern. I don't like bobbles and I don't like purling. These socks had both.
I finally finished stitching the fall pillow band. I prefer my pillows functional, so I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it or if I'm going to keep it. Someone suggested putting on the outside of a journal.
I also have started gridding for my next project, Fireside Fairytales. The definition of gridding is about halfway down this page.

I'm almost done with the Wings shawl (Ravelry). I need to have this done, blocked and wrapped to give to someone on April 25th. It won't go to the final recipient until May 1st, but I already have plans for May 1 and can't make it to the brunch.

I started the Fountain Pen shawl (Ravelry) for myself. I'm hoping to have it done and blocked in time for Maryland. We shall see.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

An Update

The first bobble sock is done. Well, technically I still need to Kitchner the toe. I have 1 cuff repeat done on the second. I am not liking these socks.

I have completed stitching the bow and leaves on the autumn pillow band that I started in 2006. I have also completed the beading for the acorn tops.

After I finish the heinous blue socks, I am going to start the fishy socks and a pair of socks for Mother. She really likes the blue ones, but they aren't for her. Why am I going to do socks for her? See this picture? That is my quilt!!!!!

The blocks are sewn together with the exception of the 4 corner blocks. All the pieces are laid out in position. It will be ready in time for summer. Just when I need a quilt.