This will be my last entry until December 1st. Lots of family activities planned, so I'm going off-line until after the holiday weekend. I'll blog and answer email next Wednesday. Wishing you all a very happy Thanksgiving.
Here's Flower Basket half way through row 8/10 with two pattern repeats to go. It's even prettier in person - the mohair kind of fuzzes out in the photos. I'm thrilled with this:
Spent some time with the sweater shaver today. I washed my Noro Silk Garden Debbie Bliss sweater (this is my sweater on the Knitting Garden site - I was one proud mama when I finished it). Pleased to report it handled the washer very well (wipe brow in relief). No loss of color or shape. De-fuzzed it and sewed up a side seam where the silk had broken. I love wearing this sweater on sunny days because the silk catches light so beautifully. I just sit in traffic and groove on the yarn. Yes, I'm easily amused.
Got industrious and defuzzed a few other sweaters. Feeling like an entry on one of those calendars from Martha Stewart's Living (don't know if the re-vamped version does them) - "Thursday: wash and re-glaze the flower pots". Yeah, more like, Thursday: have minion wash and re-glaze the flower pots, then have my photo taken with the brush in hand. Not too worried about her in jail - she's a tough cookie and she'll make a silk purse out of this mishap (with instructions). Not being too catty, I've always admired her drive & style, though I wouldn't want to work for her.
I want to finish the following over the holiday:
Flower Basket Shawl
La Boheme Scarf
Weekend Knitting Fingerless Gloves (not started yet, but ya gotta have dreams)
Birch (want to work on it, but don't expect to finish)
And yes, I plan to take a break to eat pie. Next Weds should be a big show-n-tell. Take care everyone -- Nancy