Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Blogging, what blogging?

So, this is what this feels like. It's been so very long since I've performed this task, I have truly forgotten. I'd like to say hi to all my friends out in BlogLand, I've missed you all.

I have been knitting, really. And boating, and spending time at the cabin, and doing other fun summertime activities, and now the kids are back in school and we're all settling back into our routines, so I guess blogging should fall into that category too. Actually, work has been hectic, and that's usually when I blog, so I'm looking into a laptop for home so I can start doing my surfing at home and stop trying to cram it into my lunch and free time at work. That would certainly make my boss happier, and I won't have to do such stealth drive-by posts that I have to wonder about their content or if they actually make sense (kind of like now).

I'm still {still} working on the Diamond Fantasy Shawl. I still {still} love the pattern, but holy crap, this laceweight malabrigio is lasting freakin forever. Who knew that 470 yards would carry me through 8 (EIGHT) repeats of this chart. I'm about 3 rows away from finishing the 8th repeat, then all that's left is to finish the corners and then do the i-cord bind off. So keep your fingers crossed that this never-ending laceweight actually makes it through to the end of all that. Now I'm getting kind of nervous. I had grand plans to measure it out and spoke to the designer (thanks Sivia) about guesstimating the approximate yardage required to do the i-cord bind off and that all sounded like a whole lot of work, and considering that I'm kind of a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants girl, I said screw all that, so now I'll just sweat it out through to the end and really really really hope it works for me. Gosh I hope it does. I pre-blocked a tiny section to keep my incentive going and this is what it looks like:

Excuse the poor blocking, it was dry, and I was just trying to get an idea of size. I really hope it grows in size once it's wet and properly blocked, because for 8 times through, it's not really that big, so keep your fingers crossed for me!

I have been solely working on the DFS and I'll be honest, I can't wait for this to be finished so I can work on a few other projects at the same time. I have socks, and Touch Me gloves to make and this has been consuming all of my spare knitting time. I haven't even squeaked out a soap sac or dishcloth, because I really want to finish my first lace project!! Dang job!!

I was fortunate enough to have been invited to participate in Knitterpalooza 2007 in Lansing this past weekend, and let me tell you, what an absolute blast! Food, fun and fiber was had by all. I got to hold babies, pet doggies and fondle delectable fibers. I even bought a little. I'll try to take some pictures of my stash enhancement for my next post!

Gotta run, work is calling. I'll try to post more frequently. Talk to you soon!

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It's about time Lady. ;-)
You were missed! Good to see you this last weekend. I have begun work on your order, all going as planned. The shawl looks awesome!
So glad you're back to blogging. It's the only way for me to keep up with what's going on in your life.

The shawl looks great.



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