Ok kiddies, line up for roll call. Hop to it, we don't have all day. When I call on you, be prepared to give a short oral report on your recent progress. Which Way Shawl, you're first.
Oh, I'm so beautiful. I'm such a soft and pretty shade of green right now. I only have three rows done, but I'll just keep getting better and better. I do wish you'd spend more time on me. I know it takes an hour and a half to do a row, and I know you don't want to put me down in the middle of a row. but I’m aching to get to my next color.
I know, I know. There’s just so many demands on my time, and you’re right. I can’t just pick you up for a quickie. Just be there; it’ll happen. Antarctica Sweater, how about you?
Same here, I’m glad to be on the needles, but 5 rows hardly counts.
I have plans for you. You’re coming to Louisville this weekend. You’re the designated car project. We’ll make enormous progress. Habu Hobo, let’s hear from you.
Yes. I am fine. Making slow but steady growth. Soon I will be ready for you to increase for my sides. So sorry that I am difficult yarn to work with. I will be worth the effort in the end.
Yes, you will, and I know that. And I have some special trim ideas for you when we’re done. Wait and see. Silk Segment Scarf, do you have anything to report.
Yes ma’am. I’m about half done now. You just keep doing that k1 p1 rib stitch, and I’ll be gorgeous in no time.
It’s a deal. Pretty in Pink Scarf, what can you tell us?
I just love my ruffly bottom in that luscious peachy-pink silk eyelash. And you’ve nearly finished me. A few more inches and you can put on the other ruffle. I can’t wait till you wrap me up and give me away to a special person.
You did just flow off my needles, didn’t you. I think you’ll be a perfect gift. Splish Splash Scarf, I’ve saved you for last.
Well, you just started me, so I don’t have much to report. I didn’t appreciate that man you think is so special telling me I looked like a dead bird. Your mother won’t appreciate that either, you know.
My mother doesn’t have to know. I think you’re beautiful, and so will Mom. Anyway, what does Lynn know? He’s just a man. Okay everyone, take a break. I have a little more writing and photoediting to do before I can get back to you.
WISDOM FROM THE WALL AT CURVES TODAY:
Yesterday is history.
Tomorrow is a mystery.
Today is a gift.....Use it wisely.
(That's why it's called the present.)
Color me corny, but I like that.
I started the TKGA Master Level Hand Knitting Knitalong yesterday, hosted by Sarah Peasley. I hope to get knitpicky (ho ho...pun was unintentional, but isn't it perfect?) about the small details that I often gloss over....like increases and decreases, and evenness of tension, to mention just a few. I'm part of a small group meeting at Threadbear once a month. I know the desire to have something to contribute will help to keep me on task and making progress.
And, I had the supreme pleasure of seeing my creation hanging up at Threadbear. Here's the New Century Poncho in its glory.
I will borrow it back briefly to show off at the guild meeting tomorrow night, and when it gets cold enough, I will borrow it back to wear once or twice. But mostly it will reside at Threadbear for the next 6 months. That's okay, what a treat it will be to have a new poncho in the middle of March. Believe me, in Michigan it will stay chilly enough to wear this poncho through most of April.
The bandwidth keeps getting smaller. I wonder how far it will shrink. Today I'm at 89%. Breathing easier. Once I stabilize, I may try putting full size photos in each current entry, and then go back and change them to thumbnails when I post a new entry. More work, buy hey...blogs are worth it. They are, aren't they?
Addendum to bandwidth shrinkage: as of 9/21 I'm at 60%. It's going down as rapidly as it went up. I wish I could shrink myself as easily.