Saturday, March 19, 2011

Not Wordless, but Word-Light

What's been going on around here, other than the Bruins being baffling? (Seriously, win seven in a row and then lose six of the next seven? WTH?) Well, there have been cats, mostly sleeping:

Including another in the Miri series, "I haz a pillow."

There has been yarn-winding:

There has been swatching:

Admittedly, it's an oddly shaped swatch...

(It turned out I didn't need to make it quite as big as I did at first, but why waste all that time?)

But the bigger problem is that it has three and a half stitches to the inch, and the pattern calls for three. Expect to see a swatch on a different sized needle soon (this was a US 10 and a half).

There has been odd-book-looking:

And there has been blocking. Yes!

Before washing:

And after:

Off to un-pin it!

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Blogger Leslie said...

Oh, the shawl looks lovely! You need to have someone model it for you for a "glamour shot."

Please do tell about the lovely book "How to Hold an Audience Without the Pope" as the title has me intrigued.

11:20 AM, March 20, 2011  
Blogger Kate P said...

Behold--Carlos, the "circular but not round" pillow.

Blocking seems like some sort of knitting magic. At least to this knitting muggle.

(WV: "catete"--a term for more than one cat, as in, "I was knitting up a storm while the catete was snoozing away.")

10:19 PM, March 20, 2011  
Blogger Hunny Bunny said...

Ooh your shawl is gorgeous!!!
Your book about your husband being off to war (can't remember the title exactly) reminds me of one I got about being a military spouse. I was horrified that I was expected to host "coffees" that sounded like some kind of fifties throw back. I managed to stay away from a lot of things that book suggested. I feel bad spouses have had to deal with such stupid books for so LONG. Though your picture totally made me giggle.

2:20 PM, March 23, 2011  

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