Sorry for the lack of posting this week. It’s been a rough one, between bad allergies, back pain, the stress on Monday of Jenna’s injury, finding out that my friend Sandy’s daughter’s baby died (she was SIX months pregnant and now has to choose between delivering or having a horrendous procedure done), a headache that lasted two days, and a general malaise.
I did, however, finish Bobcat’s second shawl. She loves it! This one turned out bigger than the other one — 72 inches wide and 39 inches from the bottom point to the middle of the top. I used the Shoulder Shawl With Syrian Border pattern from Victorian Lace Today, but I left off the border. I almost put a tassel on the point b/c I had enough yarn to do that, but I think it looks better without it. Yarn was Cascade Jewel, and I knit it on size US 13 Addis.
I made good progress on Shannon’s wristers. There’s only about an inch or so of the hand left, and then I have to go back and…remove the waste yarn and do the thumbs. Eeeeek! When she tried them on last, I told her that there’d be a little something extra in it for her b/c she’d been so patient about it. I have some Merino Style in Coal, and I think I’ll make her a really plain pair of black wristers, too.
I’m still working on the never-ending Silver Thaw scarf.
We’re having a slow weekend for a change. The Things & I are getting our bangs trimmed today, and that’s all that’s on the schedule (oh, plus preparing for our children’s ministry class tomorrow, but this is an easy one to prepare). Tomorrow after church, Hubby’s golfing with John, that teenager from church he’s taken under his wing. By last night, I was exhausted, and my nerves were completely fried. Hubby, fabulous husband and father that he is, had no problem with my going out for the evening, so after I dropped off Bobcat’s shawl at her house around 7:40, I hit Barnes & Noble, bought the Spring/Summer issue of Vogue Knitting b/c I wanted that Meg Swansen article (note to locals: They have it at the B&N in 280 Metro Center, but not at the one in Tanforan), browsed around, then bought an iced decaf grande non-fat latte, plugged in my iPod headphones and listened to Kelly Petkun and Christa Giles while I read the magazine, then worked on Shannon’s wristers. I finally left around 9:45, and by then I felt much better. What a swell guy! When I got home, he & the Things were watching Sergeant York on the computer.
Oh! I finally broke down an ordered a swift this week. I have yarn in the attic that is calling my name, and I can’t wind it w/o a swift. I used one of those 50% off coupons from Joann. Despite having to pay shipping, it still came out much less than I’d be able to buy one that size for, so it’s OK. Now, if it would just arrive!