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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Two for two!

With exactly four months to go, I'm done with two of my four attendant shawls. This one is hung from the Christmas lights on our fire escape for your viewing pleasure.

Seeing as I finished the first one a month ago, that's not a bad pace. While the first was the Simple Yet Effective shawl, this is the Easy Triangle Shawl. (Simple? Easy? See where we are going here?) I must admit that this was more fun to knit than the last one -- totally memorizable but also varied enough to keep my mind engaged. I'm using Plymouth Encore because September might be too muggy for pure wool. (I also really dug this color.)

Anyone want to recommend triangular shawl number three?

Jon's mom stayed with us for Memorial Day, and her visit inspired me to gussy up our beloved fire escape. Such enthusiastic hydrangeas!

And what a charming, um, whatever this plant is!

Oh, and by the time you read this, I'll have turned 32. It's already a great birthday -- my mom sent me one of her patented, fabulous care packages, which I opened a few hours early. (With her on the phone, of course.) How many moms can pick out the perfect fitted jacket?

Monday, May 12, 2008

Me! Me! Me!

That's it, I'm done knitting for other people. Done, I tell you! It's the return of the selfish knitter, at least for a day or two.

I'm making the Gallery Jacket from Webs. Cute, right? And finally I can use the Brooks Farms Four Play that's been burning a hole in my stash for months and months. And since my love for this yarn is well documented, you know that it's been difficult to leave it unused.

Must dust windowsill.

I wish I had more to show for myself, but we went away for the weekend, and I get nauseated when I knit in cars. Boo.

Anyway, while I realize this totally, completely, irreparably breaks my "narcissism free" vow, I've created a little offshoot wedding blog called How Engaging! (I know, the word play must stop.) I just figure I spend so much time mulling wedding issues, I might as well mull them online.