Archive for the 'Shawls' Category

Unexpected Diversion

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005

Well, I’d hoped to have posted pics of the finished Fenna shawl by this point, but a minor problem at work has kept me in the office. Pics later, I swear.

Thwarted!

Monday, November 21st, 2005

I just couldn’t keep at it. My hands started hurting too much at around 11:30 last night so I packed it in. The shawl as it now stands has about seven rows of garter stitch left. I may have begun the final border a little too soon, so it’s possible that I’m going to end […]

Closure, DAMMIT

Sunday, November 20th, 2005

Today I am going to finish the Fenna shawl, I swear. Unless I get a call that there is a life-threatening emergeny involving a loved one, I’m not budging from this chair until I’ve bound off the last stitch. Even if there is a life-threatening emergency, they might have to make do with a thoughtful […]

Everything old is still old again

Thursday, November 17th, 2005

So I picked up the Fenna shawl again this morning for some lunchtime knitting. Sweet creeping zombie Jesus, this thing is interminable. I thought when I’d put it down that I was something like halfway done, but looking at it just now it seems like it’s closer to 1/3 done. I’m going to be knitting […]

I have heard the mermaids singing, and they were rockin’ out

Monday, August 15th, 2005

So, as I said, I spent the weekend in the company of some new friends, one of whom I can officially say is my new sweetie. She got me up one morning to go walk down by the beach and say hello to some of our playful cousins. They weren’t out every morning, but the […]

See, I’ve been knitting

Saturday, July 9th, 2005

The Fenna at about five weeks: So what is the gestation period for a shawl? I guess we’ll find out. I did a couple of rows last night while watching The Fantastic Four, which met my expectations very well. Except for the Dr. Doom character. Warning, mild spoilers follow: I’ve read a lot of comics […]

Forward with Fenna

Thursday, July 7th, 2005

So, as I said, I made a lot of progress on the Fenna this weekend. I’m currently four balls of Katia Marina into it and I’m about to join the fifth. But since it’s knit from the top down, it gets slower as you go. Definitely a psychological downer, that. But it’s a lot easier […]

Now, to recover from vacation

Monday, July 4th, 2005

Ah… That was great. Not nearly long enough and not nearly well-funded enough, but I had a wonderful vacation. I would feel positively rested, but on the flight out I caught a cold which has been bugging me all weekend. And I walked about a gajillion miles. But it was all good. Since I spent […]

That doesn’t look right . . .

Saturday, June 18th, 2005

Sometimes the only redeeming feature of a mistake is that you know exactly how it happened. I present exhibit A in my current effort to convince myself that I can live with ripping out 13 rows of the Henna shawl: So, what happened here? Why does that yarn over border of the center panel start […]

Funny, I don’t feel anxious

Friday, June 17th, 2005

So I had this dream . . . I’m sitting at one end of a playing field working on the Henna shawl. To my right is a warehouse-style building, and to the left is a road the winds back into the hills in the distance. A game is going on on the field, but I […]