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May 26, 2007

From Susan — Hey, Lady, Nice Scarf!!

Filed under: Lace Style Cardigan,Peacock Shawl -- Susan's — lv2knit @ 9:08 pm

I am back in knitting form.  Still sickly, but not too sick to knit, thank goodness!  And thanks for all of your well wishes.  It really was nice to get some sympathy from across the miles (I got too little at home!).

On my infrequent travels, carrying around my portable project, I keep getting asked if I’m knitting a scarf – hmmmm, what gives?  Why would they think the bottom of a felted bag was a scarf? 

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Yeah, I know.  It looks very weird and not like a felted bag at all!  It will all become clear soon, I hope (noting that crossed fingers make typing difficult).  I’m on the final stages of the knitting but there is a fair amount of finishing, not to mention the double I-cord strap.  So, this is not yet in the “Finis” category.

I also worked a little more on the Lace Style cardigan:

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I think I’m to the underarm shaping, but you realize that means a commitment to length ;).  We all know how hard it is to do that, now don’t we??  I’m pretty sure I’ve got it close.

And could I forget My Precious?  Never!  I am now at 22% and on the 5th chart.  I now agree with Surly that my calculation method is fiendish.  It is much better to con yourself into believing you have a magic skein of yarn!! 

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If you look at a picture of the shawl’s details, you can see where I am in the big scheme — I’m in the middle section of the feathers.

I just got back from Pirates of the Carribbean: Dead Man’s Chest.  There’s a lot to like and a lot to not like — it’s a LOT of movie.  But it was fun.  Now I guess I’ll have to go see the other “3’s” — Spidey and Shrek.

Have a happy and safe Memorial Weekend.  If you have someone special to remember this weekend, as Sally and I do, please share our warm thoughts for you and yours. 

 

9 Comments »

  1. That’s quite a lot of quality knitting, m’lady – especially for someone still feeling a bit under the weather! Hope you continue to improve, health-wise, so you can enjoy family time this weekend.

    Comment by Karen B. — May 26, 2007 @ 9:30 pm

  2. It’s all gorgeous. Be well! :)

    Comment by Romi — May 27, 2007 @ 1:06 am

  3. Your knitting is amazing! Glad you are better.

    Comment by katomliz — May 27, 2007 @ 1:27 am

  4. If that’s what you accomplish when you’re not feeling well, I wanna be sick too! Everything is looking fabulous.

    Hey, did you watch the last bit after the credits? I heard that you shouldn’t miss it.

    Comment by Marina — May 27, 2007 @ 6:30 am

  5. Well, that sure is a pile of knitting! And it all looks great. I love how the cardigan is shaping up.

    Comment by Gale — May 27, 2007 @ 6:42 am

  6. Johnny Depp dressed as a Pirate? What’s not to like?

    (Laughing) only a knitter would wish to be sick- not too sick, but enough to
    justify not cooking, just knitting. I myself, want a broken leg.

    All your stuff looks fab- looking forward to seeing the bag.

    Comment by Lorraine — May 27, 2007 @ 10:17 am

  7. Wow! I’ll second that…you certainly accomplished lots for someone one the mend. It is truly eye candy. Hope you continue to feel better and the enjoy the long weekend.

    Comment by niteowl — May 27, 2007 @ 10:19 am

  8. I’m sending special thoughts for your someone special.

    Comment by AuntieAnn — May 27, 2007 @ 1:22 pm

  9. I’m sorry to say…. skip spidey. I was so totally looking forward to it …. but alas….. it really was a huge dissapointment :(
    Maybe we should try to make The Shop on Blossom Street a flick for the big screen… how bout we give everyone little reading lights to knit while they watch?

    Comment by Michelle — May 27, 2007 @ 7:39 pm

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