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Still Alive…No Excuse

I will give no excuse for not posting, I just haven’t posted that’s all.

I am working on a number of projects at the moment. All of which have been put on hold save one. I am working on a baby blanket for a friend. http://www.lionbrand.com/cgi-bin/patternFinder.fcgi?language=&store=%2Fstores%2Flionbrand&cost=%2Fstores%2Flionbrand&search=1&craft=Knit&searchText=Baby+Tree+of+Life+Throw&submit.x=12&submit.y=10  That’s  a link to the pattern I am using to knit the baby blanket. I am using a celery green yarn instead of a fisherman/natural colored yarn. If I remeber, I’ll post more about this project as it is knitted.

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I tried uploading this picture to my photo album on the group’s page but got a “yahoo group’s server error” message on both the addvance and basic uploaders. So it’s not in the cards to post this pic on there tonight. Here is my shawl after clue 1, I chose Chart B.

Lady Shawl

Getting Started on This Grand Adventure!

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I have finished chart A of “The Persian Princess”shawl. I appoligize for the quality of the photograph as it doesn’t do the shawl justice.

Beginning for the Princess

Persian Princess Chart A lightly blocked

 I have finished row 63 of the “German Shawl”. Again, the photograph does not do the shawl justice.

German Shawl threw 63

German Shawl Upside Down

 

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I have the VOI shaw going  for the family reunion. I have a KAL of the shawl “Persian Princess” by the same designer as the VOI, Bad Cat Designs (you can search for her if you’re on Ravelry). I have a new KAL due to start next saturday, and even another one the saturday after that. Both of those by Goddess Knits. I am, don’t forget, also doing the German Shawl version A; and the Estonian Lace Triangular Leaf Shawl, “New Leaf”.

So let’s take a moment and count the shawls that are going, and/or will be within the next couple of weeks. (Nevermind the KAL that’ll start in July, that’s a ways off for now…lol!) One, VOI; two, PP; three, GermanVA; four,New Leaf shawl; five, GK1; six, GK2; and that’s provided I don’t get bored and add in even more!

Yes, Knit ALongs, An Addiction To Remember!!!

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I have been busy again. My mother had caterack surgery last week and I was over there helping since she was again on restrictive behavior due to medical reasons. I will go back thursday and friday to help her get her house ready for her going back to work on saturday.

I have suffered grately from “startitus” you could say. I am making good progress on VOI. I have started my “German Shawl View A” because the book arrived in the mail on monday. My yarn from Knit Picks arrived today so I have been hit dead-on with a whim to go ahead and start the “Princess of Persia” , another excellant design from BadCatDesigns (who also designed the VOI).

I admit that I am being lazy here. Right now the only way of taking pictures to post is by using my phone. Well I am just too lazy to take the pictures, remove the micro sd card, put the micro sd card into the adapter, put the adapter in to the laptop, upload the pictures to the laptop, etc. I will get (hopefully) decent pictures tomorrow and get them up on here sometime in the next 5 or 6 days.

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I have two shawls on the active rotation list, (it was four but one was put in the sidelines as these others have deadlines and one is being replaced). I have one pattern on its way to me snail mail. I have yet another I purchased via pdf download from Ravely designer BadCatDesigns (Check her desins out!), and another one from Ravelry designer Sharon Winsauer (search using designer’s name and all of her pdf designs will show up). Yes, my maddness is growing!

My 48th birthday is the day after tomorrow. Most of my family, however, celebrated it over the weekend. My mother and I did our Mother/Daughter get-together on friday. {Lunch out, go to Indian Casino and gamble my free birthday bucks away, and a movie.} There was a differance this year. Due to the heavy downpour of rain, we opted to go to her house and view a pay per view movie instead of going to the theater. 

I stayed over at my Mom and Dad’s home over the weekend to help my Mom some more and because my brother and sister in law were coming up on saturday. They came up and my brother said he’d take me out to eat anywhere I wanted to go in a nearby large city (no real choice in our small town). I choose “Outback Steakhouse” and I had the currently advertised steak and lobster tail special. (YUM!) On the way back  we stopped at another Indian Casino where my brother gave me $25 for gambling. I left having won $15 thus leaving with $40 I didn’t have when I walked in! (I have spent it today on the mentioned above patterns.)

My mother is having caterac surgery this thursday and I will drive her to and from the dr’s for that. I will also spend wednesday (birthday) night with her so that I can drive her first thing on thursday.

Have a blessed life!

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the Veil

"Lookie, in just an hour...after several days!"

Last week while at the LYS, the owner suggested the I save the KP  AC in “Dill” the I was using for VOI since it was my favorite and had been discontinued. After much thoaght, I realized she was right that I should save my favorite yarn for something for me. I stocked up on this yarn and can not get any more, so I decided to save it for myself.

I am, instead using two other colors of KP’s AC, the two purple ones. If I am not mistaken one of them is also discontinued, but that’s ok with me.

About the “Veil of Isis” shawl. It took me a bit of work to get my head wrapped around the concept and get going on it. Once I did I was able to get going pretty good. This may not be a beginner’s pattern, maybe advanced beginner but definately not beginner. 

Next Wednesday is my 48 birthday! 40 was a breeze. 30 wasn’t any problem. Turning 25 was hell! I went around thinking “OMG I am a quarter of acentury old and have done nothing with my life!” The fact that I am nearly 50 doesn’t bother me as much as it does my mother….lol…..she says she’s not old enough to have a daughter as old as I am!

Anyway, I work on “New Leaf” when I need break from “Veil”. I have found a shawl pattern of a butterfly, and am seriously thinking of getting it and making it for mom instead of “Limberlost Luna” and calling it a butterfly. We shall see as I have the truck’s insurance to pay this month as well.

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