Sunday, May 27, 2007

Nope. Not Dead.

Although my mind and body have been fairly occupied with work and a few family crisis, I have not forsaken you, my friends. I have had to remove myself from a few activities -- just because I wasn't in a healthy place.

I'm trying not to stay in negative places, so I'm not going to rehash the last month, but I have emerged from the trials a better and stronger person.

Work is still amazing. It is actually a joy to go to work in the morning.

I'm knitting mostly on the Big Ass Felted Bag...a large striped shoulder bag made from scraps. Myfanwe likes a roomy bag, so when I am finished knitting, it will be fairly sleeping-bag sized before felting. And I'll be out of worsted scraps, so Myfanwe won't have an excuse to deny me yarn. (Oh, who am I kidding?)

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

dis, dat, and de udder ting...


Well, let's see. I have been working with intent, wanting to spend some time on the shawl I'm knitting/praying for my cousin, 80 year old Sister Clemente. I have a great picture to show everyone -- I've just been too lazy to upload the pics. Forgive me.

Anyway, I have about a foot knit. I'm enjoying it.

Next project will be a prayer shawl knit from the cream ultra-fine lace weight made from merino and cashmere. The design is Hanabi, and I am going to knit a variation -- a cherry blossom festival shawl -- as a gift for a a friend who was just diagnosed with breast cancer. She'll be undergoing a radical mastectomy soon.