Sunday, July 19, 2009

A Quiet Sunday

Today I had the house to myself and no agenda. A very unusual occurrence in my life! Sat on the deck, knitting and enjoyed the sunshine and birds. Found it much easier to work on Liesel without any TV, radio or conversation happening. Worked on making a needle "home" for my knitpicks harmony dpns and circs. Started with 3 clearance place mats from Stein Mart. Didn't have any clue what it would look like but it turned out close to the idea!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

knitting - murder and mayhem

This week was actually not too bad but it had it's moments. Twice I avoided major property destruction and/or behavior injurious to self or others by diving into a little yarny goodness. On Thursday we had a contentious meeting at work, I called a break and asked a few folks to please play nice with others please! I was so frustrated I went to lunch early and ended up at Great Yarns in Raleigh. I am so lucky it is close to my office. Mary was in the shop and asked if she could help me. I told her I just needed to soak up some yarn fumes so I could go back to work and BE NICE! I left without buying anything, got halfway to my car and went back in and bought this lace weight yarn. Only then was it possible to go back and be the good little employee I strive to be. In honor of the restorative nature of this purchase I am calling this the Serenity Shawl, You know...God grant me the serenity... Today in the car with my husband as he cursed at the third cyclist we passed I knit away on my swatch and smiled. God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change. The courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Bitten by the Bug

I have joined the Scary Lace KAL on Ravelry. Our moderator and fearless leader is lemonblondie. It is terrific, we did the easy lace scarf first and are now working on Liesel. I started with a variegated yarn (on left) but found I couldn't really see the pattern very well. I am using Classic Elite Yarns "Classic Silk". I have gotten six inches done on Flow and started the sleeve on the summer leaf yoke. It's a struggle though, all I want to do is work on lace!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Catching up!

From the top - finally have started Flow by Norah Gaughn, finished my feather and fan for the Scary Lace KAL on Ravelry, the Quilter's prize won by DeDe and the Knitter's Prize won by Karen!