Hey there! We’ve got lots of snow and whipping winds and P O W E R! I hope I didn’t just jinx us. But we are warm and safe and tucked into the house while mother nature unleashes her fury outside.
Did I tell you that I had decided that 2016 was going to my year of zen? I mean January isn’t even over yet and I honestly feel like it should be. I’ve been sick pretty much since the 4th or so and had a family emergency which required me to fly home and take care of a very loved one. You know what you do, you rise up to occasion and you handle things. All the emotions hit me at the airport on the way back. I was the one sitting there with tears streaming down my face at the gate fighting back the urge to grab a cab and go back to where I was needed. Healing is what needs to take place and I had really done all that I could, except I really wanted to stay. I’m sure you know that tug on your heart.
I’m still not feeling great and got some meds from the doctor and hopefully all will be better soon. Just a heads up, flying with a cold really makes things worse.
In knitting news, I want to knit lots of things. While sick, Ravelry is a lovely way to distract yourself of how you are feeling by replacing the icky feelings with feelings of what I’m gonna knit when I feel better!! Of course when sick, you think that you have somehow become a knitting ninja and all things are possible. I know you know that feeling!
My mom had asked me to knit Sagebrush by Romi Hill after she had seen and tried on mine and I had kinda said sure and then forgot about it until she called me to the carpet on it and gave me a deadline. I am proud to say that I practiced monogamous knitting and came in well under my deadline. It needs to be blocked and a joined and then mailed. She is gifting it to a special doctor and the color way she chose was Teal Me On in Yankee Sole II. In case you didn’t know, teal is the color for Ovarian Cancer Awareness.
I hope that all is well with you and that if you are affected by the blizzard, you are safe and warm.
I’ll have photo’s of the finished project on the next blog.
Blocking is to lace as Viagra is to, well you get my drift ….. they both make magic. Both take something that has limited shape and makes them amazing!!How is that for a metaphor? I’ve been giggling about it for a day or two and since I haven’t blogged in a bit, I thought I would start with a funny.
Blocking is truly magical. I can be knitting away on a project, mostly lace as of late and when they are blocked, my hubby is always amazed. There are comments like, where did that come from?, when did you make that? That didn’t look like that when you were knitting it. And this is true. Sometimes I have a little doubt about what it’s going to look like until it has a good bath and it hits the blocking board and the magic happens. Just like my finished Sagebrush by Romi Hill. It looked small and although I used 98% of the skein I doubted that I would be able to wrap it twice around my neck, but then the
Viagra blocking happened and it grew. Now you see why my metaphor works so well!!!
I do love the pattern and I did it in Yankee Stride so it feels so lovely around my neck and I can wrap it twice, which is exactly what I wanted. It’s so light and drapey yet provides such warmth. This knits up really quick and would make lovely gifts. In case you didn’t know, the holidays are not far away!
I entered my beautiful shawl Cactus Flower, also by Romi Hill into our local County Fair and I was recognized with a lovely 2nd Place ribbon. My son told me I was robbed…my sweet defender.
This is my finest knitting to date! I adore this shawl and Romi Hill.
I haven’t been ignoring you I am just really busy dying. I am not sure that I can talk about my top secret dying yet, but I am at a point where I can start dying for the Etsy shop and the rest of my knitter friends.
I will be casting on that sweater as soon as I dye the yarn! I actually took stock of the sweaters I own and there seemed to be a common anthem…blue, green, teal, pink, purple, blue…you see where this is headed. I dyed a color completely off the grid for me and others have been consulted and it is yummy. To be continued in another post.
I hope all is well with you and I hope I gave you a giggle!