Friday, March 30, 2007

Sore Hands

I don't have a lot of knitting to show this week because it has been the week of Yard Work. I hates yard work. However, when one is preparing one's house to sell, the Yard Work becomes necessary. Curb appeal and all that. I managed to clean out the flower beds (which haven't really been touched or weeded in at least 3 years...I know...bad homeowner.) and during this, discovered that our flower beds are apparently some sort of resort or retreat for slugs and snails. Anyway, my body is sore and my hands are especially sore. Crampy, even.

However, I do have some knitting to show! I finished the first Monkey sock, which will now be known as Cho:
Sorry, I'm not going to bother giving you all the info again...it's only like 2 posts back.

I recently taught a class on the Diamond Fantasy Shawl by Sivia Harding, using Jaggerspun Zephyr laceweight (mine is in Basil). Originally, I thought about doing the full shawl size, but I really had other lace knitting I wanted to get to, so I opted for the scarf size again. I think this will go to my mother-in-law for Christmas:
As you can see, it is blocking now.

Finally, here is my new Kleenex box, for Anne - because it looks a lot like her wallpaper (scroll down to the second picture):

5 comments:

anne said...

oh you are SO right! but yours is pretty . . whereas OURS is, well, faux.

and we have a lot of slugs and snails this year too! i am a keen observor of the life in our yard, and this is the first time i've seen this; they are swarming the porch at night. what's up with that??

ps: the lace shawl looks so pretty!

Rosemary said...

Oooooh love it all! Mmmm zephyr.

These pictures show the colors and vaiation of the sock yarn very well. Yum!

Prayerful Knitter - Shelly said...

Pretty shawl and socks!!! Love it!

I really like the Kleenex box, too.

I hope your hands feel better soon. : )

Brooklynne Michelle said...

That shawl is soooo pretty....

P.s. Your lil word verification has a dirrrrrrty mind it just gave me titwow as my verification word

Jen said...

Oh my gosh, you are a really really really good knitter! Your shawl is so pretty. I love your monkeys!

My word is ifktdlh. Of course!