Tuesday, December 4, 2012


I have a finished little neck warmer. My Pea Vines mini shawl is blocked and ready to wear. It seems that It took forever. Maybe because I haven't knit lace in over a year? Maybe because I had to take it off the needles and start over? ...and that would be because I didn't read the pattern and know that I didn't have enough yarn to make the larger size. I can't stand it when I do something totally incompetent. Stupid even. Because who pays the price in the long run? Me! Anyway, my diligence has paid off in the long run. It's done, and I love it.
I'm so thankful to be almost totally recovered from my spine surgery. I went to an appointment with my surgeon last week. My bones are about 90% fused. I don't have to go back for six more months! It's like a miracle! He even looked at the old x-rays and shook his head and commented that he couldn't believe how bad it was. I believed it. I had to live with it. When I look back, I can't believe that I made it through all those years, and especially that last year in so much misery. I will be forever grateful that I found someone who would repair it!
So, I may be a bit out of practice in the lace-knitting department, but I'm planning my next project already, and hope to have many more!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Pea Vines

...and the Pea Vines mini shawl is officially blocking! I could have finished it a month ago, but it sat waiting in my basket. I don't know why I let things just sit around. The only thing I had left to complete this little gem was to kitchner stitch the last row and weave in two ends. I think that gives a new level to procrastination. Don't you?  I adore Knitspot patterns by Anne Hanson. As I've said, charts and I seem to disagree, and she offers not only beautiful charts, but written instructions for dense knitters like me. Thank you Anne. I can't wait to wear this beauty to "Bee" on Wednesday!


We haven't looked at any cabins in a while. So much for my commitment. I'm trying to get back to a routine after a very busy two months. Trying. Right now I can't make any promises, except one. I'm trying...
I love this cabin. It's like a tree house. Something that the Ewoks might live in. It's in the process of being re-sided. Somehow there hasn't been any progress in a year, so maybe the homeowner likes two different surfaces. Time as always will tell.