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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Something Different!

Remember this?

Kim's Kashmir in Forever in Blue Jeans?

Well, I've been knitting various makers' sock yarns for a couple of months, a round or two at a time, what with the other demands on my time, and suddenly tonight, as the Bernina again fell silent for a couple of days, and everything that can be packed in the car for setup tomorrow night is packed, and the fabrics are stowed in the rolling case, and the bags and such are ready to head out on Saturday morning to NoSoKnit Roanoke...Well? I wanted something to knit as long as it WASN'T socks.

My eyes fell on this:

Yes, it's Brandywine Shawl. I only managed 2 rows, but what heaven it was to knit lace, to look at the chart, to count and pass slipped stitches over, and purl (!).

With socks, especially my plain vanilla ones which require virtually no thought, it's all stocking stitch (in the form of garter in the round) all the time. And that's great when there are other things commanding my attention.

But oh, letting all the *stuff* of life (and there's been much, lemme tell ya!) go as I focus on the lace?

(I missed yoga this week to focus on the show, so Nirvana was necessary!)

Of course, it didn't last long. I got a rude awakening:

Do those look like webbed feet? No? Well, they're wet enough to be.

The Tonk, we're almost convinced, was only given water as a tyke in a flimsy bowl that must have been tippy. Even tho' his water now arrives, fresh twice a day, in a heavy crockery bowl, he finds it imperative to stand knee-deep in the bowl to hold it steady. He finds it immensely amusing to fling the water from his paws onto my skitter across every single piece of furniture and hardwood floor in his dripping paws.

My Little Duck. *heart*


Blogger Knitting Linguist said...

I love it! It sounds to me like he's playing with his water before he drinks it ;)

Brandywine is absolutely gorgeous! I'm so glad you could find a few well-deserved moments to let it all go in the pleasure of knitting lace.

1:10 PM  
Anonymous Carrie#K said...

To be fair, what could be a more delightful pastime?

Brandywine is beautiful!

5:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mya is so like the Tonk! She has to "dig" in her water before she drinks it! Water all over, wet paws leaving prints all over. I'd love to know what they think!!

7:59 PM  
Anonymous twinsetellen said...

What a hoot about Tonk. And what a joy to turn to lace. I'm glad you have both (and Meezer, too).

7:27 AM  
Blogger Ruinwen Dagorielle said...

Tonk is just adorable...webbed feet and all. I love the shawl...her yarn is always so divine to work with. *hugs*

7:18 AM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Brandywine is gorgeous!

Once a kitty gets a habit...
My parents' Burmese liked to pull his water dish out from the wall right into center of the only entrance to the kitchen. My parents kicked a lot of water bowls across the floor.

9:42 PM  

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