Friday, March 27, 2015


Thanks for your kind words everyone!  I am SO in love with the new shawl!!!  And to give credit where credit is due, this is the Raverly link to the Begonia Swirl shawl, which a lovely knitter has chosen to share for free.  Aren't knitters the best?

I've had a bit of an up-and-down (literally) week with the back, so only a tiny bit of sewing:
which was trying single decorative stitches in variegated thread as ties on a table runner with fleece as a backing.  Not bad, though not my favorite.  And the limit of this week's sitting.

Since there's been a fair bit of laying on the heating pad, I took the opportunity to try out the size 17 needles I just bought,
and made half a scarf before having to stop
because I couldn't find the second ball of yarn.  My organization "skills" are just truly frightening sometimes.  I liked the pattern, so I started a second scarf with slightly smaller needles (10) and some of the oldest yarn in my stash:
which has to be at least 12 years old and has long since been discontinued.  It's chenille worsted, so it's a pain for most things, but this loopy scarf is just perfect for it.  This morning I managed to FINALLY locate the second ball of yarn, so with 4 days left in the Mad Dash, maybe I can finish both of them????????????