Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Stop me before I shawl again

I'm still waiting for the size 1s to show up, so I've been thinking about a not-long term, interesting project to work on in the meantime. Interesting is winning out over not-long term.

And I realized I was heading towards another shawl. I don't want to make another shawl now, especially when I have a succession of light-weight sweaters I want to make, sweaters I have daily use for, well, as soon as it warms up a bit. Making a shawl is like getting a cute puppy. It starts out so novel and interesting, and next thing you know you've got a big thing that requires commitment (hundreds of stitches rows, anyone?) and caring. I have uses for shawls, but not as daily wear.

Not that I don't have plenty of laceweight in the stash, and further ideas about combining colors of Zephyr, like the daffodil and ice blue Butterfly Garden shawl last summer that came out that nice light green effect. But it's not for now.

So, Wavy from Knitty seems just the thing. The pattern over each row is simple, there's only 42 stitches in a row, it takes 2 skeins of Cascade 220 (thanks, Lucy!), but yet, there's things to keep track of and be a real focus project. I've had too much mindless stockinette in the round lately. There are times it's satisfying to have rows to cross off as accomplished, not just "work even until length." This will be a nice snack of attention.

In other news, the blue kit bag that's been missing since late last week has been found. Don't know why I tucked it away in the shopping bag holding the eyelash yarn, but I did.

I wonder if other city's papers send a reporter to cover the equipment truck leaving for Spring Training? It's February. It gives us the opportunity to reaffirm the circle of life and the MLB season.

Yay! You found your bag! That would have been a real pain to recreate. Have a great day!
Spring training? AHEM.
I am so looking forward to baseball season too! Glad you found your bag. Those buggers like to play hide-and-seek it seems.
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