Another gloomy day

Mother Nature does not care that it’s a 3-day weekend – it’s gloomy and rainy looking and cool but I guess it could be worse.  I’ve been busy knitting on a shawl, that will be a gift, the past couple nights.

I wish you could feel it.  It’s incredibly soft and feels similar to a thick chenille – I just can’t stop petting it.  It’s Patons Bohemiam and the color – is actually a subtle mix of purple and fuschia and it’s even more gorgeous in person.  I started out knitting a sort of open work shawl but the yarn is bulky so the design wasn’t really visible so why go to all that work if you can’t see it – plus it’s not the easiest to knit with so I decided on a simple double crocheted shawl.  You make great progress in no time since every row adds about an inch or more of length.  It will really be snuggly.

Went out for breakfast this morning with a friend, after having her take a photo of me that Quiltmaker needed for a pattern of mine they will be publishing.  I HATE having my photo taken.  Course that meant on Thursday night my long, scraggly, flat in dire need of something hair needed help.  I’d been procrastinating on perming it so pulled everything out and got busy.  Permed it, then took the scissors to it.  Yesterday  even curled, put some makeup on so I could have  one of gals at work try taking the photo for me but it was too dark in the office and my glasses kept glaring terribly in the flash.   So when I got home, I tried taking some myself.  Set the timer, run around, get in position… I finally gave up on that. – not working and even worse glare on the glasses.  So today had an outside shot taken – but my hair was barely dry and natural perm state (the scrunch and go look) so it looks a bit unruly.  I still don’t particular care for the photo but it’s the best it gets. LOL  There should be a sneak peak (just a block image) in the July/Aug issue of Quiltmaker for Let Sleeping Dogs Lie  and the pattern for the quilt will be in the issue after that.  (The sneak peak block is actually a block I stitched — I haven’t sewn my own version of the actual quilt yet) and then I’ve been getting the info ready today to send them for a second project that will be in the Nov/Dec issue.  So now that all that work is done, a quick clean up of the sewing table and I can get back to stitching on Posey Pinwheels.



2 comments on “Another gloomy day

  1. That shawl looks gorgeous!!! Such yummy colors. Isn’t it frustrating to want to do a pattern and have the yarn sabotage the effort. I’ve had several scarves that I ended up just doing a double crochet as none of my pattern work was showing up. I will be crocheting shawls for our church pews. Just plain, double crochet and using up the surplus of yarn I have on hand.

    hey…take those glasses off and just smile! Photos can be retouched to tame those wild hairs 🙂 Can’t wait to see the issue…and your picture.

    • Yes I hate it when the pattern doesn’t work as I had planned in my little head. 🙂 Will have to get an appropriate yarn to retry that other pattern since it was very pretty with some open lacy work. I’m sure the ladies at church will appreciate being able to grab a shawl if the air conditioning is too cool and great way to use up the yarn surplus. OMG I tried taking the glasses off and the eye that I’m partially blind in actually stays dialated more than the other trying to let the light in. I looked like Popeye!!! one eye looking squinty compared to the other. ROFLOL

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