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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

What I'm Knitting...'s been awhile since you've seen the Lacy Prairie Shawl...this is where I stopped after the news tonight - mid-way thru the 26th of 33 repeats of the lace pattern. I still have a bit more than 2 skeins of the Peace Fleece so I don't think I'll run out of yarn. Of course, it's not blocked yet so it looks like most unblocked lace: a jumbled mess.

But right at the bottom of that photo? That's the first sock of pair #6. That's the STR in Rooster Rock that Pam gifted me with at RVKnit/Spin night a bit ago. I promised her I'd have it OTN by the next meeting (which is in April!) and I may even have the first sock done by then! I'm just doing Wendy's generic toe up pattern with a stockinette cuff that will end in her picot edge. This yarn is too gorgeous to complete with a pattern. (oh, and those are Colonial Rosewood dpns, size 0 from The Loopy Ewe. I really love them!)

And no. I don't get a lot of time to knit. I work on small things like socks and dishcloths at lunch (during the workweek) and then, if I really get a chance to sit down to watch the news, I usually work on a larger project then. And life has been so topsy-turvy, I haven't been able to do much of that. That's why my stuff stays OTN so long.

This is a knit blog. Recently, I've been concerned that maybe folks didn't have much reason to believe that! And I'm still so far behind in my orders for Nana Sadie Rose that I feel guilty when I spend any of my at-home time knitting. I'm getting caught up. I had to make the new townhouse moderately presentable (no there are still TONS of boxes and much organzing to do...and the decorating will wait). It's not that I care what people think, but I care whether or not I can find things without making myself crazy. And tonight I managed to lock myself out the backdoor, after not only locking the front door, but the inside chain guard! I was taking out the trash if you must know...but I'm still not used to everything here...

Thank goodness the landlord lives next door! (Yes, they got a very good laugh...)

Anyway, I do still knit. It's what saves my sanity.

(In an aside, The Meezer thanks you for your concern about her. She's fine and will be joining the blog again soon. Right now, she's recovering from a cold. But she does come out from under the comforter when I come home at night.)

And many Thank Yous for your kind comments about my recent romantic breakup. Tho' my heart is truly broken, I know I'll survive. A lot of the credit for that goes to you all!


Anonymous Rachel said...

Nothing can hurry the healing of a broken heart, but knitting and wearing beautiful socks can't hurt the process, right? The Rooster Rock looks wonderful, as does your Lacy Prairie Shawl.

7:27 PM  
Blogger Stickchicky said...

Break ups hurt the soul for sure, but I knowsomething that mends them.....Yarn, and knitting books! I have a contest on my blog to give away a great lace book and some yarn...maybe that would help...Have a great week

8:02 PM  
Blogger Prayerful Knitter - Shelly said...

I love the beautiful shawl. The socks are so pretty, too.

Bless your broken heart, Nana. You're in my prayers and thoughts. ((((Hugs))))

8:41 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

Try not to worry so -- there's always plenty of knitting and interesting fiber content on your blog. And it's tough to up and move, especially with other issues to deal with at the same time.

Your readers will be here. ((Hugs))

11:47 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Great sock! Such great colors in the yarn; I think the st st is a good choice. I love how lace looks so lumpy while being knit and smushed onto a needle and then gorgeous upon blocking. Your shawl will be great!

1:24 AM  
Blogger Ruinwen said...

I've been keeping you in my prayers and I've been sending you lots of love and reiki to heal your heart.

Those socks are stunning. The color just jumped off the screen at me! Beautiful shawl unblocked or not.


8:07 AM  
Blogger teabird17 said...

The shawl is lovely - you'll remember all of the love that came your way when you showed it to all of your friends.

10:36 AM  
Blogger Diana said...

I can't believe you've done 6 pairs of socks in such a short time. Wow! I don't know how you manage to divy up your knit/sewing/work/moving time so well! So sorry about your broken heart, must be a better fish in the sea just awaiting!! I don't say that lightly but seriously.

10:39 AM  
Blogger HPNY Knits said...

so many things compete for our time- and sure, work always gets in the way- but we got to do it.
the balance is tricky. wishing you luck!

8:51 PM  
Blogger kat said...

the coolor of your shawl is lovely. i think all our blogs go through busy periods & quiet periods just like life does

9:13 PM  
Blogger Opal said...

What a lovely shawl. I adore that Rooster Rock sock too. Nothing like STR to soothe the soul. :-)

3:29 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Yay, all of us. We'll make it!! :)

11:31 PM  
Blogger KnitYoga said...

That shawl is looking most lovely! I am truly sorry to hear about your recent romantic break up - that's always so painful . . . lots of hugs to you and wishes for good times ahead . . . and, yes, you WILL survive!

12:57 PM  
Blogger Prayerful Knitter - Shelly said...

I sure hope you're doing well and having a good weekend!


9:14 PM  
Blogger somebunnysloveDOTcom said...

Hey Sweetie! I am coming back from my NYC/CT weekend tomorrow. If you let me, I have something wonderfully knitterly to help ease the pain. Let me know if I can send it over.
Bunny hugs,

10:34 PM  

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