Like The Queen
Whatever happens to strike my fancy, but surely some sort of fiber content.


eeep. That "all good things must come to an end" scared me for a moment. Relieved to see it's just a finished project...

By Blogger fillyjonk, at 8:01 AM  

Whoa! You were broad-sided by that bug, eh? Glad you are on the mend -- at least enough to knit! I hope too that your staff at the library have been able to keep your desk from collapsing under paper-weight!


By Anonymous Marg in Calgary (soon to be Mirror!), at 8:39 AM  

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Thursday, August 28, 2008  

Well, my dears. All good things must come to an end – and so must the bad. For an ENFP like TheQueen, that means resistance and struggle, but even she must succumb to the inevitable rotation of the wheel. The good thing: I finished my beautiful orange lace with green beads shawl. I hate completion. I love lingering farewells with knitting projects. I could have dithered and procrastinated but I persevered and completed instead. The hardest part by far was the casting off because the weight distribution tugged on my needles and made it hard to hold the yarn. It blocked out beautifully and since I used some Euculan in the rinse water, it's soft and fragrant as well.
What I would change? I'd have added 2 more leaf pattern repeats along the border. I'd like the shawl to be a tad bit bigger and I'd like the border to be deeper too – it would look more lavish to me that way. I had just over 400 yards of sock yarn to work with and there wouldn't have been enough for 2 more repeats ... maybe one, don't know. Too late to wonder now. But with 500 yards I would have enough and that's what I'll do next time.

If the camera cable comes in today there may be a photo tomorrow. If not... soon, I promise. I'm very proud of this shawl and am ready to cast on More Lace!

The bad thing is actually a good thing, I know. I am going back to work today. Half day, because I still get tired and even short of breath (Dr. knows and laughed at me and said “Hey – you've been really sick, not sort of sick.”) But it's been almost 2 weeks since I darkened the library door. God knows what's on my desk by now but I know that one computer died the day I went home sick. It's still dead. I'd like to have a few bills paid and a few decisions made before Labor Day week starts.

But I'm no fool and I want to be realio trulio well AsFastAsPossible, so I will come home and nap away the afternoon.

We got a teeeeeeeensy bit of rain last night. Enough to darken the ground, alas, not really enough to make the azalea leaves perk up. Mr.WeatherDotCom says there will be more. Let us hope so.

Heigh Ho, it's off to work I go.

posted by Bess | 7:49 AM