Monday, July 30, 2007

Mystery Stole Clue 4

Mystery Stole Clue 5

Ok, here is Clue 4 finished. It is looking really pretty but I was too lazy to block it out so the picture isn't too good. Oh well.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Love that sound!

There is nothing like the sound of yarn hitting your front door when the mail person heaves it at the porch. Today I was greeted by my new purchase of the Bee Fields shawl which was written by Anne Hanson of Knitspot. The yarn was by the talented Wooly Wanka

Wooly Wanka

Can't wait to do this one. Makes me think of Stephanie and her bees. Did I mention that Stephanie mines the best honey in the whole world! Is it called mining for honey? I dunno what it is called but I am a honey addict and this is some of the best stuff I ever tasted.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Welcome to my neurosis

Yeah, things around the "Yarn!" household are still tense. So, how do I cope? I knit 2 complicated things at once and throw in a mystery knitalong for kicks.

I have gotten further on Morrigan but have put it down for the week so I can obsess on other projects. I will go back to good ole Morrigan next week. Here it is up to this point:


What else did I start you ask? Ho ho....I started a tablecloth to pass on when I am old. It is called "The Rose of England" and is in its infancy on the needles. I might have started it over 100 times up to this point but reluctantly put in a life line that in the last two rounds of rip-o-mania has saved me from having the pleasure of starting it all over again. We all know that working with thread on double pointed 0's and only 10 stitches is fun but I rather not do it over and over again.


and last but not least the Mystery Stole Clue 4 (which I have two weeks to do so I am in no big hurry. It is a repetitive pattern.


Sunday, July 15, 2007


A few years ago I started reading a blog written by a father (Robert Rummel-Hudson) about his little girl. She has a disease that is rare (Polymicrogyria (PMG)) and it is about their journey after the diagnosis. He is now coming out with a book about that journey and I hope that everyone goes out and buys it. You can read his blog here

Shuylers Monster

Robert's writting has always kept me going back for more. Check it out.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Mystery Stole Clue 3

Mystery stole part 3

I am now seeing the priate more than ever but the shawl is pretty. So I am very conflicted. No way I am not going to finish it but I will have to give it to one of my piratey friends. I can knit an eyepatch to go along with it for that "special birthday gift".

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Thanks Carol in NoVa!

Carol kindly pointed out that there was errata to Morrigan. My heart sunk and I almost couldn't hit on the link to see what it was. Luckily for me I am a robot when it comes to knitting and I instinctively fixed the error without giving it any thought to what the directions ACTUALLY read. Here is the link in case you are inclined to knit this sweater:

Now I feel really stupid for not slowing down enough to realize that it was a TRUE mistake and not MY mistake. I also can not tell you how relieved I am that I am an idiot that doesn't follow directions.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

One of those things

more Morrigan

I have gotten to a spot on Morrigan that has been a goal for the last (mumble) few weeks. I am at the spot on the sweater where I am going to be dividing for the front and back. Normally this wouldn't be that big of a deal but since I am working on the "lesson on futility" sweater it is a big deal to me. I am going to finish this damn sweater. I am. Then I am going to turn around and give it to Laurel so that I won't have to look at it again. Yes, I am a sick woman.

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Mystery Stole Clue 2

Mystery Stole part II

No, really! All I can see (and it won't go away now) is a pirate hidden in this mystery shawl. It sorta wrecked the whole lace thing for me. I mean what would a pirate be doing in my lace shawl. I can't stop knitting it now because I have to see if there is also a ship or somethin.

Har, mateys...

Friday, July 06, 2007

Gypsy Shawl

Gypsy Shawl

I finished Evelyn Clarks "Gypsy Shawl". I started this up at the knitting retreat and just finished it. I went way out of my comfort zone on the colors and maybe it wasn't such a good idea. When Annie saw it she shrieked "Ew, what IS that?" I got told that it was very 80's. It is. I probably won't be wearing it anytime soon.

I just downloaded and started the Mystery Stole Clue 2. I am not off to a very good start but then again I haven't had enough coffee yet.