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Tuesday, July 12, 2005
I got up at 6am on a Sunday so I could kitchener 109 stitches. Sick isn't it? How deranged does one person need to be to get up that early just so they can kitchener?
I was having kitchener dreams. My little darning needle moving in out of the stitches removing them from the needles. So slick and fast in my dream, and perfect. Ahhh, the gratification of finishing this shawl. Only to awake in a sweat to realize the North Sea was laying in a heap, 2 heaps, of blackness. Two seperate pieces not joined. They needed to be together. It was killing me. I needed to kitchener.
6am hit and I couldn't take it no more. I jumped (ok rolled and waddled) out of bed, picked up my two heaps of black and set to it. I almost took pictures of the stithces coming off the needles. Finished. Done. Perfect. I was just too anxious and the camera was lying on the floor. I had to wait for M to get up to get it for me. I don't bend down these days unless I absolutely have to. Yes, laziness has taken on a new level around here.
Enough babble, on to the pictures:
It was too big for one towel. I just wish I had two giant beach towels that are the same color. I fixed the ends after I blocked it. I figured it would be easier.
Queen M took the photos. Luckily the camera has a "sport" setting. It's meant for when the action is taking place in front of the camera but works well when the picture taker has ants in her pants. Seriously, this kid can't stop wiggling.
Check out that belly:
If the belly gets any bigger I'll have to invest in some mumus. Ignore the facial expression. I think it was taken just before I started to tell the kid to stop wiggling so damn much
Pattern: North Sea Stole
Author: Cheryl Oberle - Folk Shawls
Yarn: Elann Baby Silk (9 balls)
Mods: Lace pattern 1 I did 13 repeats (my lucky number) instead of 14. Center lace pattern I didn't like how it seemed assymetrical so I did 2 repeats at the end of the 2 halves so when they were connected it seemed to match better.
If Elann has more of this yarn again, I'll be buying some for another shawl or 2 or 6. It doesn't split and it's soft as all get out. I love this stuff. I can't believe it took me so long to finish this. It took only a week to do the second half. I don't know why I set it aside for so long when it is a really quick shawl. I definitely recommend this to novice lace knitters or experienced people looking for instant gratification.
Thank you for all the well wishes. The tumor needs to be removed. She's moping but in good spirits, I don't think she knows that tomorrow morning she'll be heading into the vet for surgery.