Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Tidbits and an FO

I love lists.

1. I finished a shawl, mostly to get it off the list of WIPs.

pattern: Sea Foam Shawl, from Speed Knitting by Kris Percival.
completed: Feb. '08
yarn: Bernat Bamboo Natural Blends (colorway: water; 1 skein); Moda Dea Wild! (colorway: denim; 100% nylon; 1 skein); mystery yarn, frogged from my first scarf ever, held double (1 skein).
made for: me, but I'll part with it to a good home.
needles: size 15
notes: I'm not sure whether to wear this thing or buy it a litter box.
Okay, it's not that bad. I don't know what to wear it with, though.

2. Yesterday, as I was leaving work, the parking lot attendant was sitting in his booth, playing a ukelele. Oh, Austin!

3. My fellah got me this bracelet in Utrecht and gave it to me at Christmas. We only recently had it resized.

It's so lovely. You can't tell from the picture, but those are garnets, a dark red stone.

I happened to be wearing Thermal the day we went to have it resized. At the store, the girl took a ribbon and wrapped it around my wrist. She asked my fellah to hold the ribbon in place with a finger. Then she took a pair of scissors to cut the ribbon at the right length. The scissors were poised and ready to slice through the sleeve of my Thermal.

I jerked my arm away. "Don't cut my sweater!" I squawked.

My fellah looked at me in bewilderment. "Don't cut your sweater? Don't cut my finger!"

I have to admit that as much as I like my fellah's index finger (and it's a super one, as index fingers go), I did think first of my sweater. After all, it didn't take me six months to knit his index finger.

4. There was something else...


Anonymous said...

LOL@the Thermal situation. I completely understand!!! He can grow another finger, can't he??

The shawl is really cute; I like quickie projects like that.

Octopus Knits said...

I think the shawl looks nice the way you're wearing it in the photo... and I totally sympathize about the Thermal/scissors situation : )

Erin said...

You must pretect your handknits at all costs. I totally get it. Your shawl is very pretty too.

Martha said...

Thanks for your nice comment on my blog. Your thermal looks great. It was worth delaying other deadlines. Easy for me to say!