... and it goes like this....
Still no knitting... wrists are fine until I think about knitting - and then they ache. May be psychosomatic - will keep you updated.
Citron has been frogged.
I have an issue with shawelettes. I don't really like them, they aren't big enough to be useful - I want a shawl I can wrap up in. Yes, you can wear them as a scarf - but I have lots of scarves (that said, once Frost Leaves was finished, it's the only "scarf" I wore all season). They can be used to dress up an evening outfit - but I never go anywhere that calls for and evening outfit - and if I did, I'd rather have a real shawl.
So anyway, my point is, I intended to make Citron into a real shawl. And while I was busy not knitting, I started to do the calculations that would allow me to make Citron bigger. When I realized to make it as big as I wanted I would probably have close to 1,000 stitches on the needle I frogged it. 1,000 stitches to a row is just too much for me.
My Skinny Bugga arrived todayI am definitely pleased. You never know what you're going to get when you order from the Sanguine Gryphon - the colours can vary wildly. These are a nice subtle mix of brown, green and red.
I'm thinking of making the Shipwreck shawl out of these. (yes I am aware that the Shipwreck shawl likely has more than 1,000 stitches in one row, but it's a circular shawl... with a pattern... shut-up... that makes a difference in my little world.)
Also arriving in the mail today:Six lovely, fit-for-a-princess Barbie dresses.
Why did I buy Barbie dresses you ask? Well, it all started when I designed a couple of knitted dresses a few months back. I wanted to release the pattern, so I got out my Barbies to model and discovered that in all the years of storing and moving my Barbies around, all my shoes had gone missing - well I had two pairs of heels but they clashed with the dresses; the yellow sneakers just wouldn't cut it; and the flippers... let's not go there.
So I went on Ebay to search for shoes. I found a place that offered these lovely dresses and they each came with two pairs of shoes! Now I don't know about you, but a dress and two free pairs of shoes.... I wish the local Reitmans had that deal! So, I snagged a couple of pairs for my models, and the rest of the shoes and the dresses are going in the Christmas box of some special little girls.
I learned a new phrase in cat speak today:
Apparently an over-turned water bowl and two cats in the bathtub when you come home means: "You left us without enough water today!"
I wish I had gotten a picture - the cats giving me the stink-eye from the tub was pretty hilarious.
The expression looked something like this:I do feel bad about not checking the dish before I left for work this morning. In future I pledge to be a better cat mommy.
Tomorrow is Friday, and Friday usually means dye-day. What colour combos would you like to see in the shop?