knitnana: Happy 2008!

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Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy 2008!

It's Deja vu "All over again!"

I spent last night here:

Using very specific instructions given me by Myrna Stahman, herself, I carefully inserted a smaller Addi Lace needle along the bottom edge of Catharina, picking up what I hoped would be all the live stitches to which I'd incorrectly attached the edging (please note, my partner in this was none other than Mandy Patinkin? His soothing voice made the edginess I felt a bit more bearable!)

Above you see the process, once those live stitches are corralled, of frogging off the edging (sorry it's a bit blurry...I was feeling that way, too, and I hadn't had a drop to drink, honest - oh well, there was that glass of merlot with dinner, but it had been at least 3 hours earlier).

I'm happy to report that I dropped nary a stitch, all the edging has been removed and I'm happily knitting away, lifeline in place, putting on another repeat of the hearts on this shawl. I would love to have it finished by Valentine's Day and on it's way to my dear sister. She swears she's not putting any pressure on me, but wants to know when I'm going to begin the 3-Button Wrap she gave me for Christmas!

What's on my plate for 2008? I'm trying hard not to pile too much on.
1. Finish Catharina Faroese-Style shawl (I'd like not to be here again in 2009!)
2. Start the 3-Button Wrap
3. Knit for Peace
4. Design new accessories over at Nana Sadie Rose
5. Spend a weekend with Myrna Stahman, learning firsthand from the expert, about Faroese-Style shawls.
6. Keep up to date on my many, many blog-friends knitting lives. I constantly run about 200 in my bloglines. I'd like to try to visit a bit more often.
7. And then the usual "resolutions" - you know, eat better, exercise more, sleep more, get organized...all the things I wish I could do, and seldom accomplish. Will I this year? (sigh)
8. Accept that I'm not super-human!

Did you notice she didn't mention me? mphfhmph


Blogger Kim said...

Glad to hear that you have it all back on and haven't dropped a stitch!

Like your list for this new year. I really haven't done one yet. But I did go back over this last year and reflected on everything that happened.

Have a great New Year!

2:13 PM  
Blogger teabird said...

It's so pretty - I can't wait to get my copy of the book and pick a new project!

2:18 PM  
Blogger Opal said...

Congratulations on the success of the Catherine shawl edging transfer thingy! (Whatever it's called. You know what I mean.)

You've got a great list for 2008 and I look forward to following your progress on accomplishing each item as the year goes on. :)

2:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like a good list. Have a good New year! :-)

3:53 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Sounds like it'll be a busy year for you! :)

4:07 PM  
Blogger Prayerful Knitter - Shelly said...

Outstanding work on the shawl!

Happy New Year!!!!! : )

8:46 PM  
Blogger kat said...

good catch on fixing your edging. Happy New Year!

10:30 AM  
Blogger Knitcrazy said...

Hi ,
Your shsawl is really beautiful.. I can't wait to see it finished....
I am on the bottom part of my Swallowtail Shawl and I can't wait to finish that..
Can I ask about the 3 button shawl your sis sent you??
Is it done in worsted or DK and it is the one thats like a rectangle with the buttonholes at the end?? Can you tell me how many stitches they casted on?? Its all knit, right??? I saw one in the clothing store and I was wondering how the edges did not roll when it was all stockinette ??? Any idea???
Please email me..

5:04 PM  

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