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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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I have the crocheted lace shawl still going. Since I have had it for nearly 20 yrs and not finished it yet, I am obviously in no hurry to finish it. (I have decided not to lend it out before I have worn it myself!)

I have a stole begun in yellow peruvian wool for myself as a part of a KAL. Also as a part of the same KAL, I have another stole begun in Hot Rod Heather out of Shadow lace weight from Knit Picks for my Mom’s birthday in December. (SHHH! Don’t tell her!) If she wears it and not just treasures it storing it safely away in drawer taken out only to be shown off, then I’ll make her the “Peggy’s Shawl” since her name is in fact Peggy.  She’s been a little down since I haven’t made her anything since the kitchen dish cloths, and not too quiet about if prompted in the slightest.  {But then she has every right to be upset she is my mom and I’ve neglected her knittingwise!}

My youngest son will be moving out before long. I have very mixed feelings about it! It is what’s best for him, but still the mixed feelings. I know, it’s a mom thing.

I admit, I am addicted to lace. I am powerless over lace and I have absolutely no desire to control or stop it in any way! 12 steps, heck I’ll drive the 13 miles to the yarn shop for more yarn to make more lace first!

Untill the next time……………………………………………………………stay well my friends, and other folks.

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