Friday, February 22, 2008

Another Eclipse

Just a year ago I wrote about an eclipse here, so having another one this week made me realize I've been at this for a little over a year. Naturally, I expected to do a lot more with this blog than I have! The photos alone are a big learning curve for me, and I haven't got the faintest idea how some of the bloggers I most admire do such interesting things with photos!
(Empire State Building with Lunar Eclipse)

It's snowing hard here, and the birds are singing so it's quite a contrast. I will have no photos because my camera is on a holiday in Colorado with my husband and older son, the homebrew master. Trust me, it's beautiful outside!

I have finished the body of the Swallowtail shawl and am partway through the first larger border. The next border is only 10 rows, and then I'll switch yarn to the violet for the final border. I really, really want this done by March 1, so I can give it away to my friend before she has her reconstructive surgery. I can't believe I'm not sick of looking at this yarn yet since I've been fussing with it in various patterns since August! (from Knitting Daily photo gallery)

Earlier this week I learned that Elizabeth Lovick will be leading a KAL (knit along) on one of the yahoo groups, EZ as Pi. Liz is the woman who sent me the wonderful Ronaldsay which I spun and knit into Chris's gansey which should show up on the slide show to the right. I'm going to join this one, and have been looking at the Jamieson and Smith site lusting after all the colors and weights of Shetland. The KAL starts next week, so I should just go through my stash, especially since I do have some wonderful lace yarns.....they're just not real shetland.....sigh...

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