Sunday, January 27, 2008

Pay it Forward

I get so behind on catching up, but my friend Lynnette had this awesome post and this is irresistible to me:

Pay It Forward - here's my promise to you:

I will send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this PIF exchange. I don’t know what that gift will be yet and you may not receive it tomorrow or next week, but you will receive it within 365 days, that is my promise! The only thing you have to do in return is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog.

If anyone would like to Pay It Forward too, leave a comment and I'd love to send you something.


I didn't block it yet and still have to weave in the ends, but I finished Highland Triangle tonight. If I was to have a nickname for it, I would call it January.

(Apologies for the awfully irritating blurry picture. I think something is wrong with my camera.)

Friday, January 25, 2008

Not Even Close

There is no way I would have been able to finish the edging by today. It's very pretty and I am SO slow and only about a quarter of it is finished.

Is it just me or has there been an explosion in new knitting books lately?

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Cold Again

I can't believe it's already Sunday! There is something inherently wrong with jamming so many fun things to do in two days. Here is where I'm at with Highland Triangle:

I just love knitting this shawl. I've got I think eight or ten more rows to do before I start the last edging. I was hoping to get it finished in time for January 25, Burns Nicht, but we'll see. I'm very excited too because Northanger Abbey is on tonight and that is just knitting bliss for me.

This is even more exciting at the moment though. This is a bag a lovely woman in our knitting group gave to me because she couldn't get it to felt. It was absolutely huge - something like two and a half feet by three. She'd left a small ball of the leftover wool inside so I burned it to see what it was and sure enough, wool and silk. I'm almost positive it was Noro Silk Garden. Three hours of felting while I cleaned the house and look! Isn't it just gorgeous? Gargantuan bag to svelt, sexy under the shoulder clutch. I can't wait to give it to her but I want to find a button first. It needs just the proper button.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Back to Highland Triangle

"Take long walks in stormy weather or through deep snow in the field or woods, if you would keep your spirits up. Bear with brute nature. Be cold and hungry and weary ... Ah, but is this not a glorious time of year for your deep inward fires?" - Henry David Thoreau, Journals

Or, you could stack wood, make a paltry attempt at chores and cozy up to the fire and between naps, fix the shawl you completely bolloxed up the night before. I had a hell of a time picking up the stitches for the border because my beginning slipped stitches were off. Where I picked them up, it looks like the eyelet row that came five or six rows later. Anyway, it's back on track (with two eyelet rows) and I was able to knit quite a bit during the debates last night.

Thursday, January 3, 2008


I finished Quant Wednesday night. I loved knitting it. I used a ball of Noro Kureyon and there was quite a bit left over. I have a leftover pile for my leftovers now.