Tuesday, September 14, 2010


My computer has died.  Again.  Please check back for updates in a week or so.  Thanks.

    - Wendy

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Quote of the day

From a book I just started, Casting Spells,by Barbara Bretton:

"If there were any magic spells out there to help a girl block a shawl, I hadn't found them, and believe me, I'd looked.  Blocking, like life, was equal parts intuition, brute strength and dumb luck."

Monday, September 6, 2010

Work is backing up

So with the feeding of the babies & the new Xbox cord, I've been way too distracted.  I am not getting to the Ziggy Shawl until late at night and still haven't felted the latest sample for the Sea Bag.

I get easily distracted (damn ADD!) but I find that if I make a list and keep checking it during the day, it helps to keep me on track.  I just have to make time for knitting on that schedule.

So much yarn, so little time.

Friday, September 3, 2010

The ongoing saga of the Ziggy Shawl

And the Ziggy Shawl still is undone.  When redoing it, I realized that I didn't think it was wide enough.  Something I thought when I was knitting it first time around.  So I frogged it again, back to the beginning loop.

There are now 5 repeats of the middle pattern & the seed stitch border is 9 stitches wide instead of 5.  WAY wider.  But I think it'll look much better that way.

Unfortunately, the power strip for the Xbox 360 came a couple of days ago so I'm being tempted away with my game.  But I am determined to finish it so I can move on.

I have 2 designs left to finish for my ebook after the Ziggy Shawl.  A felted bag & a ruana.  Or maybe a vest.  I may do the Cockatiel Shawl as a ruana instead.  Or maybe both.  Sometimes I have to start designing before the actual shape presents itself.

My yarn for the Cockatiel Shawl/Ruana (whatever!) will be coming either later this month or early next month, depending on when Colin gets it done.  I'm having him custom dye some beautiful baby alpaca/cashmere/silk in Lutino Cockatiel colors (yellows & a spot of orange).  It'll be like all of Colin's work, too beautiful to use, but I'll use it anyway.  I have a drawer devoted to his works of art.