I had a perfectly good blog entry written, which I can't post, because I have no batteries for my camera. So I'll fly here with other people's pictures, and show you some when I've been to the grocery store for batteries. I've started a sleeveless pullover, Bonsai Tunic, from Interweave Knits Spring 2007 issue. I don't know why, as I'm waiting breathlessly for the shawl yarn to come in. Silly, silly, but the sock and I need a break from each other. Besides, size 8 needles, I'm hoping to slam this baby out in a week and get to wear it for summer. Bright, bright color, very cheery, which you can't see, cuz of the camera thing. I chose a periwinkle, which is weirdish, because it usually looks blue, but sometimes not. Anyway, I just started it yesterday, and I'm already 15 inches along on the back. Whee!
I met up with my girlfriends for knitting yesterday morning. It's nice to see what different projects we're all working on, and get inspired by their use of color versus mine, which is usually pretty dark or bland. I had a funny moment, because, before meeting for knitting, I was working on the Bonsai sweater, and watching Little Einsteins with the kids. They play Mozart and other classical music, which helps them solve problems, and also explains Allegro and Adagio and about different musicians' work. That's all supposed to make us parents feel good about letting the kids veg out in front of the t.v. And even though I knew what was happening, I was powerless to stop the fact that, when they played the music faster, my hands started moving faster. I miscounted stitches and had to go back, but it was still fun seeing my body respond to the music. HeeHee. I am such a simple creature.
I've gotten at least eight people, so far, who want to knit shawls with me for the summer. They are the KnittingNutter, CarrieK with her already started Moll Shawl, Erin, Tala, liking my shawl pick or the Luna Moth (which was one of my favorites, too), Arleta (maybe?), Liz, Jennifer, who is knitting Swallowtail, Brigitte, who will hopefully be finishing up her Kiri shawl, and LaurieM. I'm including LaurieM, because she's almost done with a pretty red shawl, and I want to include her, cuz I likes her! If you've already started a shawl and want to send me pictures to post on our little ShawlAlong, please do so, and I'll put them up on the site. This will be fun! "The more the merrier" was always true at birthday parties and still feels that way, now. So get your knit on, and let's see your stuff! I'm looking forward to it.
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