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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The Shawl Wins

I give. I surrender. Uncle!

You win, Gail a.k.a. Nightsongs. Well played! I am thoroughly defeated.

I'm going to frog this entire thing and start over, for the FOURTH time ... sometime soon. Maybe this summer. I think we both need some time apart. We've both said things we've regretted.

I turned to something far simpler ....


And a Montavilla Market Tote.

This is just the base.

I leave you with Pudgy Petunia, reminding you to visit Tamis Amis for Work-in-Progress Wednesday!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Winter Storm Warning? No Problem!

Yay! I'll just stay home and knit!

After all, it won't be like this again, right?

I hope not. That really sucked. Nah, this storm won't be like the Snowpocalypse Snowmaggedon of January-February 2010.

All of you who live in cold climes, such as Hege (Cloudberry) in Norway and Andrea of Wonder Why Alpaca in Michigan, you'll probably find this funny - - the Baltimore-DC area is battening down the hatches for a huge winter storm coming our way. How much snow are we expecting? Why, a huge amount ... 4 to 8 inches (10-20 cm)! Better stock up on food and water and candles! Oh noes, it's the end of the world!

Seriously, we're looking at closed schools, businesses, and a virtual shutdown all because of a half-foot of snow. It is just unbelievable! Snow is not unheard of in this area, but it causes such a stir every time. It's supposed to start after midnight and then snow all day tomorrow (Wednesday).

Anyway, I'm looking forward to a day off, hopefully, and a lot of quality knitting time. I have barely made a scratch in my destashing efforts, and I really must get to work on that.

Here is my WIP for Wednesday ... I'm muddling along, but slowly. So many mistakes to be made!

Gail, AKA Nightsongs shawl.  It's not at all looking right, so I am not sure that I'll finish it. The yo spots are way too loose, and it just looks strange. I've tried it twice now, and I think I might have to face that I'm just not a lace knitter. What do you all think? Persevere, or frog? Check out the better examples at the link.

Don't forget to stop by Tamis Amis for WIP Wednesday!