knitting, eating (well, cooking first… mostly vegetarian), bodywork, menopause and general recreating

Bad Blogger! March 31, 2008

Filed under: knitting,procrastination — lynne @ 6:13 pm

Well, they’ll never let me into DeStash with this kind of attention to my blog… I don’t know why it’s so hard to just sit down and do this, at least every week or so- it’s not as if I’m not at the computer pretty much daily…

I’m leaving town again for a week, (a work trip, but I get to visit my family back east too!) so for some reason that got me to at least stop by my own freaking blog… I admit to happily reading other blogs on a daily basis, but the typing? Not so much…

I have been knitting though- mostly on a shawl for my dear friend. I just LOVE the colors, but had an interesting time getting to the final selection: I asked the recipient to select colors from a particular group, and then tweaked one color to better fit the pattern design. The four colors we came up with looked just awesome together, both in the bag and through my teleidoscope. And with the first three colors knitted together, it was still awesome… then it came time to add the fourth color, and when actually knitted into the shawl, it looked just awful. That was a mystery to me that I still don’t understand, but after a bit of searching and one false purchase (see- I really do need that Destash thing…) I came up with a fourth color that I (and the nice lady at my LYS) think looks fantastic! I love the colors so much that it keeps me working on the project much more than usual. In fact, other projects are getting ignored in its favor. I’m even taking ONLY the one project on this trip.

I’d post an in progress picture, but that might ruin the impact of the FO for my recipient…. hopefully by late summer I’ll have it ready. And hopefully, I’ll post again between now and then!