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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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First of all I have updated and corrected the timezone of my blog. So the time and date of my enteries will now reflect the local (for me) time and date at the time of the entery. Previously it was whatever it had been set on as I had never programed it.

I have also changed the “purpose” of this blog. Previously it was the prestated one that WordPress had when I moved my blog over here from “that other place”.  I have now given it my own words, my own taste you could say, and it’s good to go.

Changes. I was only going to blog about the Leaf patterned shawl and not the others that I have going. Well phewy on that! I am going to blog on my knitting. All of my knitting. Blog about my lace shawls. Blog about socks. Blog about whatever it is that I happen to be knitting.

About the groups, I joined what may seem like a multitude of knitting, lace knitting, shawl knitting, and simular groups over the last 3-4 days. I am so in to knitting lace and lace shawls that I needed the support. A couple of the groups are for specific shawls and/or types of shawls.

I put my MMKKMystery shawl on hold out of frustration with the yarn I was using for mine and the fact I kept goofing up. That’s when I started “New Leaf” . I have started another “Limberlost  Luna” which I am calling “Boofly”. Last friday at the local yarn shop, in front of everyone, my mother announced that she “wouldn’t mind getting a butterfly shawl”. So I have started one for Mom. I have done clue one and nearly all of clue two since yesturday. (It took a few days to figure out just what yarns I had in stash that would work. Then contact Mom and have her choose a color.  Mom, naturally, chose her favorite red! )

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In the area of accessories, I ordered and received the Knit Picks ‘pattern keeper’. Opened up it’s just a touch bigger than a piece of say notebook paper. It’s a magnetic board inside, and came complete with its own skinny magnets! I have fired my old cookie sheet from its position as magnetic board, and using this far more appropriate (and much classier) ‘Project Keeper’.

I started ordering misc. Option’s Interchangeable Needle tips from Knit Picks. I also had ordered a full set of the cables and a number of the connectors. Then I decided that instead of buying extra yarn, to go ahead and purchase the set of Zephyr (Clear Acrylic) Options Interchangeable Knitting Needles. At the same time I ordered the clear cable pouches to hold the cables, end caps, etc.  There are four sizes not in the set that you can purchase separately, and I have purchased one already. I plan to purchase at least one a month until I have them all. I will then begin to purchase the Harmony wood tips, and the metal tips until I have those sets as well!

In the UK they offer one larger size and two smaller that are not offered here in the US. They only come in the metal and the wood needle tips. I ordered the larger (15 mm {US 19})needle tips in both the metal and wood. I will also be ordering the two smaller sizes(3mm and 3.25mm), again in the metal and the wood, as soon as I can.  I have no affiliation other than being a very satisfied customer, but check out “Get Knitted” in the UK at http://www.getknitted.com/ even if you’re in the United States!

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Progress Picture

Progress of New Leaf 3-20-10 @16:16cst USA

"Isn't she growing nicely!?"

I had been working on “New Leaf ” while watching “Angela’s Ashes” and suddenly remembered that I had promised y’all a progress picture today. Here’s the picture as promised. The five dollar bill is there soley for size comparison (as I didn’t have a one dollar bill). 

I had to take a rest from working on my MMario Mystery shawl (mystery has been solved) “Limberlost Luna” which I am calling mine, “Lunesta”. My mother, who collects butterflys, has said she’d like to have this shawl in any color except yellow, orange, purple, or pink. While Limberlost Luna is a moth, it easily passes for a butterfly for 99.99% of the population. So, I wholey believe, Mom’s next lace will be her very own Butterfly Shawl!

I am of the frame of mind to make another entery tonight. I make no such promise as I might change my mind! But at the moment I am leaning that way.

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