Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Monday, March 8, 2010

It Seemed Like A Good Idea at the Time

I should know better than to stay up late on a school night, especially when I have a field trip to chaperone, but it seemed like a good idea at the time. I'm so glad Jeff Bridges won; he was amazing in that role.

I almost finished the shawl last night while watching the Oscars, but just couldn't do it. I think it was the tweet checking that cost me the time, although it was totally worth it.

I took this photo before work this morning with only one decrease repeat left to do (fourteen rows). But I finished it after I got home tonight, gave it a soak, and it's now drying on some towels on the kitchen floor. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think they call this a gentle blocking, since I'm not using any pins. If I have time tomorrow morning, I'll take another picture. I think this is going to go to my sister-in-law, who has a birthday next week. She's a knitter also, so I think she'll appreciate it.

I think I'd like to do this pattern again with a heavy worsted weight yarn, even though I don't think I'm a shawl person.

And lest you think I've abandoned the mondo-cable, here's proof that it's still growing. I laid it out on top of a sweater I like the length of to check it. I think I need about 6-10 more rows before the edging, but I'm not working on it tonight as my brain is fuzzy. Not enough sleep.

Another thing I've noticed growing is my confidence that I can knit more challenging things. I guess what I'm saying is that I'm starting to feel more adventurous about what I want to knit. Which is a good thing.

And now, I need to try and make up my sleep deficit.


  1. I love that sweater! The shawl is pretty spiffy, too.

    I see some steeking in your future, Rose. Jump right in--the water is fine. I love the way progressively complicated knitting makes us more confident.

    I'm going to watch the Hurt Locker tomorrow morning. I don't think I want to watch it at night. It was so gratifying to see JC's ex rip the award from under him. It was about time a woman won.

  2. Good for you. That shawl is very pretty. And I can't wait for the sweater modelling to begin. You have the knack - now there's no stopping you.