Sunday, 29 November 2009

What do you mean it's almost December??????

I'm sure just last week it was the middle of August -- somehow I'm supposed to believe that next week is December??????

I can only hope that none of you are quite as surprised by that newsflash as I am.

Knitting has taken a back seat this fall to work - which has been pretty busy. It started to slow down a couple of weeks ago and I bought Season 7 of 24 (I'm an addict) and prepared myself to settle in with some serious knitting on the blob. But things didn't go quite to plan as my sister emailed me with a last minute request for a couple of pairs of socks for a charity auction. So the blob was put on hold again and I made socks while Jack got busy saving the planet (again).

This week my sister confirmed the socks arrived safe and sound, providing a bit of time to drum up some interest before the auction which is next weekend. It is hard to predict how much they might make -- as we knitters know reactions to hand knit socks vary from "why bother? you can get 3 pairs of socks for a fiver at Walmart" to genuine appreciation for the time and materials and love of craft that goes into them. Who knows who'll be at this particular auction! I'll report back on how they do as soon as I hear.

In other knitting news the blob is now getting some long overdue attention and it is slowly breaking free as I work through the 1800 short rows that will create the edge.

I'm making good progress but I've just got to the stage where it seems like it will never end. Row after row after row. Giving me lots of time to worry about the yarn snapping when I get to blocking!

That's all for now. Off to make some lunch. My friend and I made a batch of perogies yesterday - and even though we had a massive supper of them last night I think I'll have to save a few that were destined for the freezer and cook them up for lunch!!!


fleegle said...

Welcome back! Your Lerwick is lovely!

Jackie said...

Glad you're back!

I just finished a project (not blocked yet but still finished in my book) in which you bound off 1 stitch every other row and there were 569 stitches. Each edge row was 32 stitches. I loved the project, but I was READY to be done! I hope you finish up soon - your project is so beautiful even in blob stage!

clarabelle said...

Wow, the blob is looking spectacular - hang in there! And hope the socks go down well: such a pity when they go unappreciated, isn't it.

I must try to make/buy some perogies (I'm sure they must be available in the UK somewhere...). I've never tried them, but they sound yum.

Joan said...

Yay! She's back! And the blob, it is starting to look hopeful!

The Caked Crusader said...

ok, i confess I had to look up what perogies are...but now I know, can I say that I approve!

Linda said...

I love your "blob" and am sure that it will look wonderful when finished and blocked. I don't envy you the "it's never going to be done" feeling, though. Been there, done that.

Linda said...

Blob looks like it is nearly done? Can't wait to see!

Sherilan said...

Delighted to see photos of your beautiful shawl and glad you are blogging again.