family, knitting, living

I must be crazy….

I think I needed a little pick me up after the lace debacle on Sunday.  So…what should a knitter in need of a quick fix do?  WHY>>>>join a new mystery KAL!  There is a button below if anyone is interested. The thematic color choice is white or black, but it looks like anything in the grey area would be ok.  This is so cool.  You will get a piece of the pattern once a week and knit along with everyone else. There is no picture to influence how you think it should look.  At the end of the KAL, everyone will have a stole.  I pulled out a varigated marino sock yarn from my stash.  It’s black, off-white and has a little brown in it (I know, I’m cheating).  I purchased some beads at the hobby store and a bead needle (on Meredith’s  www.knaughtyknitter.com advice).  We’ll see how it goes. 

On the current knitting front, I have picked up the Lotus Tank again.  I had finished it once, but over modified the top.  I did not like how the seam went across the bust.  Since I am NOT lacking in that department, I knew this would be a bad look for me…something that would earn me a place on “What Not To Wear!”  So, I did a little over working on the pattern and wound up with something that approached a mock-turtleneck.  I was so mad.  I ripped it back to below the armpits at banished it to a dark corner.  My sister Becca, was in from France, so I had to show her my stash, my projects, all things knitting.  In the process the tank was pulled out.  I now remember why I love the pattern, even if it needed a lot of work for a big busted gal….it’s beautiful.  On top of the pattern being gorgeous, I am knitting it in the Frida Kahlo colorway by Schaefer.  Here’s a picture of the color.   http://www.schaeferyarn.com/yrn_gallery_popup.taf?_function=photo&ge_id=21

Any way…I have cast off the front and am half finished with the top back.  I can’t wait to wear it.

Wendy asked me for an explanation on the WAHHH  post a few days ago.  The short story is, Mycah pulled ten live stiches off the needles of the lavender Kimono shawl I was working on.  I can’t get the stitches picked back up right and it is waiting for me to get the nerve to rip it back to a point that I can figure out what’s going on…..sad.

Oh well, at least I have the KAL!!

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One response

  1. I wish I had the time to do this too. I can’t wait to see how it turns out. Thank you again for all your help the other day. Now every time I look up and see all my shelves, I will think of you!!!

    July 2, 2007 at 1:45 am