Monday, June 09, 2008

"I don't know where you went..."

I've been here the whole time, Internet. Just not feeling like blogging. When I have nothing but complaints, whines and moans, I usually refrain from posting. So that makes me a very intermittent blogger, at best.

But then a blog pal left a comment and said "I don't know where you went..." and it made me feel a little badly for not updating lately.

Let's see. Shortly after that last post, I had a vicious stomach flu that took a week to get over. I did finish my mom's socks for Mother's Day and they were semi well-received, although a week later she still had not tried them on. And I haven't asked about them since.

After that, I needed a sure-fire project to pick me up, so I knit my first lace: a Shetland Triangle Shawl for my oldest friend. We go back to the 4th or 5th grade, when she moved to my school. Somehow we keep reaching out to each other from time to time and I truly believe we will be connected throughout our lives. She's a very special person to me.

Shetland Triangle

Shetland Triangle
Project: Healing Shawl (Shetland Triangle Shawl from Wrap Style)
Yarn: Dream in Color Smooshy Sock in Gothic Rose
Modifications: 10 repeats, but I'm pretty sure I could have done 11
Received: Extremely well. Better than expected. Happy.

After that, I knit a cabled pillow, but I have yet to sew it up, so that'll be for the next post. I also caught the February Lady Sweater fever, and cast on in 100purewool's 3-ply. It's turning out lovely.
3-ply Purewool
100purewool 3-ply in Azul Profundo

On a continuing personal note, our house has been on the market for just over a month. We are hoping to move before school starts, but we're not counting on it. The housing market, if you haven't heard, isn't great. But we are buoyed by the fact that a few houses in our neighborhood have sold in the past few weeks.

I continue to spend way too much time on Ravelry, and CESOB in particular. I've met some great friends there and would like to give them a shout-out. We just had a stitch marker swap, and these are ones I received from Lynnea. I'll post photos of the others in another post. I promise to post again in June. Although I can't promise it'll be upbeat.
Stitch markers from L
Lovely stitch markers from Lynnea


Eliza said...

oh, I think that might've been me. Sorry! I didn't mean to stir the pot!

Your shawl looks great! The color is amazing. And every time I see your 100purewool objects, I feel inspired to order from them. But I don't really need any more yarn... I'm sure I'll find an excuse at some point.

Good luck with the house sale!!

Bertha said...

Wow, that shawl came out gorgeous! Did it only take 1 skein of the Smooshy?

I am dying to cast on for my Lady Sweater! I'm going to do my in DIC Classy. I have 2 skeins of Blue Lagoon, so I was just going pick up 3 more, but I've heard that dyelots usually vary drastically with DIC, so I'm going to have to wait until I can get 5 skeins of one color all at once. Hoping to check my LYS this weekend. I can't wait to see the progress on yours!

tiennie said...

Very pretty!

It's hard to get to blogging with so many things going on in life. Just don't disappear completely!

Devonshire said...

The shawl looks gorgeous! I'm so glad to see you back. I am sorry to hear about the flu and such keeping you down. Best of luck with the house sale. Love that sweater - think I might have to join in the fun. Be well!