Saturday, May 30, 2009

hmmmm....

Ever have one of those days where you wake up with a nasty sore throat, desperately need to do laundry (and then as soon as you walk away from the dryer that you paid 2 pounds for, have someone rip your clothes out, throw them on the floor and stick their own clothes in with the drying time YOU paid for) and then sit down to work on your Aunt's wedding shawl that's wonderful and perfect and finally starting to look like something and realize...over the course of 1 row, you've completely missed out on like 8 YO's, anchoring the beads that are supposed to be "floating" to the left side of the transition chart? I do. I whipped out my magic wand (small crochet hook) and magicked in some YO's, which will be just about perfect after blocking the shawl to within an inch of "hot air balloon" size. Here's a few pictures of my pretty- but don't tell Sheree, mkay? If she decides to check the blog and sees them, that's her own problem. Just don't go telling her the pictures are on the blog (okay Mom and G-ma?). I want her to be at least a little bit surprised.
Harry Potter House Cup: So I'm tired of being like the only knitter in Indianapolis who isn't in on it, so I joined the Harry Potter House Cup group on Ravelry, hoping to be alerted when the fall classes would start. Crazily enough, enough people signed up after the start of the May classes, that the administrators have started a group for Not Quite First Years, and we're allowed to enter classes and sign up for OWLs. And OWL, for all you muggles, is a big project that ordinarilly can't be completed in a month (unless you're the knitting fairy, but she seems to have abandoned ship after the shawl oopsies) and yes...I have "applied" for an OWL and I may sign up for a June class, depending on what the options are. My OWL will be Eunny Jung's Print of the Wave stole that Franklin did a while back, and I plan on starting it approximately 3 minutes after finishing Sheree's shawl. I can't start it now because (a) don't have the yarn yet and (b) needles are stuck in the wedding shawl. But that being said, I think I can do BOTH by July 31st (the wedding is July 17th so I don't have much of a choice, but at the rate I'm going, I'll probably finish it when I'm in Ireland with the family). So that's that. If I complete both lace shawls, finish my 2 pairs of socks, design, knit and publish the Sookie Stackhouse Socks by at least the second episode of True Blood this June, I should either be applauded or locked up in a mental institution, because that's just not healthy. I'm planning on my week of downtime being VERY productive. Moving on.
Laura (reallyandtruly on ravelry) is turning 30 tomorrow! Yay! I've made her a present (and I didn't knit it!) but she has been known to snoop around on this blog, so I won't post pictures of it until tomorrow night after the party or monday morning. I really like how the gift turned out, so let's hope she likes it too! But I'm super excited about the picnic/party in the park, and I just need to figure out what project(s) I should take. I will probably take the shawl if only to show it off and then work on the never-ending red stripey socks I started like 2 months ago. I've just finished the second gusset so the end is in sight, I'm just tired of knitting them. I just want to work on the wedding shawl all day. It's terribly addictive!I guess that's about it. I'm down to less than a week in Colchester, which is sad. This time next week I'll be being a tourist in Dublin with the family, which is fun. I'm really going to miss the Colchester knitters, but I'm really excited to see the Indy knitters again. Just alot of mixed feelings. And then cramming for finals on top of that. Bleh. I'm outta here- have like 11 books to read and 4 days to do it.

2 comments:

Jaclyn Bailey said...

The shawl is beautiful! I want to make a beautiful lace shawl so badly....

Paige Darling said...

Thanks Jaclyn! I'm really in love with it- I just did the first row of nupps last night, which nearly made me cry but I got through it and it's possibly even more beautiful! I'm seriously doubting whether this shawl will even last to the Ireland trip. Which would be great, really- so I can work on something that doesn't have beads or nupps while traveling.