Thursday, March 08, 2007

Good Intentions

Every day I have this really good intention. Every day I tell myself that I am going to blog. Every day I look up and find that it is 10PM, and nothing has been done.

Some knitting has been going on. I used up most of the remaining Bernat Denim from my seamless pullover to make another hat in the same style as the orange and blue ones knitted earlier. I can safely say that there is too little leftover yarn to worry about and plan to toss it. Out of sight, out of stash.

Since we are getting some fine spring weather, I finally blocked the Snowdrop shawl from Yarn Harlot. Lovely bit of lace and really not difficult at all. Crappy picture, I know. The only place big enough to spread this out is the carpet, and I am not tall enough to do a decent aerial view.

The edging (optional) is particularly lovely and worth the extra time and effort. It really does make the shawl.

The cashmere lace scarf is almost finished, just one more repeat to go (if the yarn holds out).

I have got to get a ball winder. This winding by hand is for the birds.

In preparation for the near future I have freed from their skeins and wound into balls some laceweight from stash --

-- 900 yards of Knitpicks laceweight is the Autumn colorway

-- close to 3000 yards of Lorna's Laces merino/silk blend in a lovely forest green/black color.

This was bought years ago as millends. It took hours to wind this stuff up (three movies, actually). There is enough to knit a cozy for Mount Shasta.

The Gratitude sidebar has been virtuously sitting there, finished more than a month ago, for all the world to see. Time to move on, enough with the gratitude stuff. I meant to replace it with a list of Things I Cannot Live Without, a meme from Chocolate and Raspberries. So far I have 3. Hmmmmm.......I may have to reconsider this idea. Perhaps the Top 10...books? movies? colors? beverages? To say that I will give this some thought is just a chickenshit way of putting this off for another month.


Janet said...

Being as I'm a struggling photography student now I would love to practice by doing some decent photographs of your shawl gratis. We could take it to a park or somewhere pretty and get really creative and maybe even do lunch.

Jeannie said...

Janet, I would be honored. Sounds like fun. When would you like to do this? Any day except Wednesday.

Janet said...

A Saturday or Sunday would work best for me. My photo instructors say the best times of day to take photos are before 10am and after 2pm but I'm sure we could manage otherwise. Do you know someplace with flowers blooming or interesting sculpture? Email me through my blog and I'll give you my phone number so we can finalize things.