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Monday, June 16, 2008

Ah, I wish I felt more righteous!

I had a great ferry ride on the S.S. Badger from Manitowoc, WI to Ludington, MI. Check out this sign by my little 'stateroom'... I set up a few rows of the Aran Pocket Shawl while I was cruising the calm waters of Lake Michigan. A delightful experience!
So, I said I was going to finish up some projects. I gotta tell you, I thought I would feel more righteous. Some of these projects are so lame!

Like this:

Okay, it's a dishcloth.

I just had a few rows to finish...and I did!

Or these:

I did finish this lovely Blue Vesuvius Feather and Fan scarf for a fan:
(Okay, I need to block it, but I'm on the road!)

But the crowning glory of my mission is this tank top... started over six years ago. (Linda tells me I have students younger than this project. Smart aleck!) I ran out of Mission Falls yarn. They stopped making it. But, joy of joys, one day I was at Borealis and Katy said "Nettie, Nettie, look, look!" So six years and a couple of dye lots later, this tank top is DONE! I even picked up the edges and knit a few rows to finish it off (Thanks Carol - super knit coach for the encouragement!) I'm going to wear it to the Monroe Family Reunion in Webberville Michigan and proudly proclaim, "I am my mother's daughter! I MADE this! Ha!"

More to follow. Enjoy these long awaited days of summer.
Peace. Nettie

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Odds and Ends and Hey! School's Out!

How do these...

Become these?

An amazing folding trick. I've heard this is an old pattern. I'm looking at these slippers as a possibility of using up my odds and ends of wonderful wools. Too bad I had to hit up Jean for a little more Lamb's Pride Bulky to finish the most recent pair...

I hate to remind all of you, but "tick-tock"... Yep, the clock is ticking...
October will be here all too soon, but I get ahead of myself! I need to enjoy my summer first!

School's out.
Last night, for some reason unknown to me, I decided I needed to organize and count and organize and match up my knitting needles before the summer cabin tour begins - perhaps so I don't purchase another pair of addi size 4 24" lace needles! I need four pair because...? Geesh! Finding needles stuck in various forgotten projects lead to a resolution to finish up some of my ufo's before I begin a new project (well, does a provisional cast on count?? - How about a pre-cut kit for a quilt top?) Hm. I'll keep you posted on my resolve. I feel it crumbling already...

Enjoy these days. Ahh, Summer.