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Monday, September 08, 2008

you've got to know

when to hold 'em
know when to fold 'em
know when to walk away
know when to frog

while visiting rebecca in gainesvelle, we checked out hanks. hanks has an excellent selection of sock yarns. my one purchase, a merino/silk blend from rocket yarn. googling i see rocket yarn also has an etsy shop.

the yarn has such a lovely hand, it cried out for lace.

last february at madrona, i picked up evelyn clark's new book, knitting lace triangles , what a marvelous resource!

i knew i wanted to use the leaf pattern, but i didn't want to just knit straight rows of leaf, then medallion, etc.

so i got the brilliant idea of interspersing individual leaf motifs into a ground of medallion motifs.

coil-less pins mark which are the leaf motifs.

unfortunately the yarn is too busy for this design, hence the frogging.

i'll try it again with a solid green yarn.

start over with all leaf lace, adding size 6 beads as accents.

much better

don't you think?

shimmo is growing up so fast! he was 4 months on september 2nd.

rajah's favorite place to snooze is on top if the cable box.

ah, nice and warm.

a rude awakening!

take that you stupid black dog!

gentle leader? you call this instument of torture gentle?

maybe if i rub my head on the grass long enough, i can get it off.

shimmo is nearly as long as shotsie now-

i can't believe how fast shimmo is growing up :-)


Blogger PJ said...

What a shot catching that towards the cat! Man, I missed your trip...that was absolutely GRAND! I've done the inland passage on the ferry, but I'm coming back to look the fiber you bought and the train trip! By the way, I love your colors of your shawl! Don't worry I'm still here!

12:39 PM  
Blogger Teyani said...

Your shawl is stunning!

I hope that you aren't being too badly affected by all the hurricane's rain.

12:42 PM  
Blogger Joanne said...

Thank you for all the Shimmo photos! I can just about reach out and cuddle him! Does he still smell like puppy? I like the leaf shawl approach, very attractive.

4:02 PM  
Blogger Melanie said...

That's a lovely little shawl. I love the critter pictures. They're all adorable.

3:39 PM  
Blogger thegabbyknitter said...

Beautiful shawl. The colors are just perfect for this time of year.

Love all the animal pics!

7:17 PM  
Blogger Terri said...

Great pictures! Shimmo looks like he could be the Son of Sam! Ugh! I mean the off-spring of my Sammy.

9:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awww, love the Shimmo pix! And am resisting visiting that Etsy shop - your shawl is verra nice!


5:07 PM  
Blogger cyndy said...

Perfect shawl--right decision!

Rajah is still one of the best looking cats on the internet.

9:53 AM  
Anonymous kv said...

always a shame to frog a good chunk of lace, but in the long run, you'll be glad. love the ide of green leaf pattern lace, so fitting!

9:01 AM  
Blogger Macoco said...

Your shawl is very beautiful. You did such a nice job on the lace.

10:15 PM  
Blogger weebug said...

great pet photos. and the shawl is beautiful!

11:39 PM  
Blogger anne said...

wow, pretty little shawl! and shimmo IS growing so fast!

9:04 PM  
Anonymous Beth S. said...

Oh my, what gorgeous yarn!... That colorway is to die for! And it looks absolutely splendid in the leaf pattern. That was a good call on your part. :-)

12:43 PM  
Anonymous Lisa S said...

Your baby is stewpendous and reminds me of Tankie Wankerson!

I think that both of the shawls were purty but the solid green makes sense, of course.

I finished MY portion of the Autumnal silk/merinooooooooooo...

8:04 PM  
Blogger Opal said...

that shawl is truly a thing of beauty! and i was right! rajah is a very handsome specimen. ;-)

4:33 PM  
Blogger Celena said...

My yarn looks absolutely gorgeous in that shawl! Thanks for linking to my Etsy shop too. :)

~Celena (aka Rocket Yarn)

8:42 AM  

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