Sunday, August 19, 2007


Here is the progress on the mystery shawl from goddess knits. What do you think? It's hard to stretch it out for a photo and not drop stitches. I did drop some when I took this photo. I did what I could to pick up the dropped stitches but I know it was a less than perfect job.

I am beginning to resent the KAL for the speed it is going at. I find myself rushing through and overlooking mistakes for the sake of time. It is losing its' entertainment factor. I am currently struggling on row 136. Saturday Clue 4 came out and it takes us to row 203. This coming Saturday the 5th and final clue will come out. I don't think I will be midway through clue 3 ~ and I have been knitting on this exclusively!

sigh. it started out fun.

meanwhile I tried to drop out of ms3 (mystery stole) but can't seem to be able to. It's been three weeks and I am still getting emails. I have even enlisted the help of yahoo and they can't seem to fix it. sigh.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

I have just been obsessed with the knit along for the mystery shawl ~ finally coming up for air after row 93

I just keep forgetting how to get those buttons where they belong!
It has been awhile since I have truly enjoyed knitting something. The pattern flows ~ there is a rhythm in the stitch count that makes it effortless to keep track of the pattern. It looks beautifully complicated!

Friday, August 03, 2007

What I am reading now . . .

The end of the summer and the beginning of the school year, time to get re-focused.
Since I am knitting a shawl with a group that gets its "clues" once a week, it seems fitting that I should read a book suggests the reader read one chapter a day. Each chapter ending with a section called "Do the Tao Now"

Perhaps between the two activities I may learn to pace myself better, perhaps.

and just for fun . . .

from the author's website:
Based on a true story, Peony in Love uses the richness and magic of the Chinese afterlife to transcend death and explore the many manifestations of love. Ultimately, it’s about universal themes: the bonds of female friendship, the power of words, the desire all women have to be heard, and finally those emotions that are so strong that they transcend time, place, and perhaps even death.