Thursday, May 25, 2006

Still Stitching

I decided yesterday before heading out to my Daytimers SnB that what I have on my plate right now is a knitting funk. My projects are--well, to give you an idea, I finished the black-and-white shawl, tossed it in the washer and dryer, and it's still languishing in the dryer. I will get it out and deliver it to its new owner today, I hope. The blue shawl (formerly sweater, see a few days back) is now a LARGE ball of yarn. Other People are getting things done... this is Marie's silk sweater from Interweave Knits. She blogged about it a month or so ago if you want to check it out! Anyway, I grabbed a couple of balls of Jiffy and started another Candleflame Shawl. That seems to be my default pattern these days, and I made a lot of progress on it. Between my time at SnB--which was, as usual, very soul-soothing and inspiring--sitting in the foot dr's chair, and then the quilt guild meeting, I had lots of knitting time. Did a few more rows at the Social Security office today, too. Having mentioned the quilt guild, here's a picture of their current Opportunity Quilt (one can't say raffle, as raffles are "gambling"). Pretty thing, isn't it? The appliques are nicely done, the quilting is exquisite, and we are hoping to get lots of "donations" as this is the guild's main fundraiser this year. Most years, we've done a mini-quilt auction and/or boutique, but this year the decision was made to forego that effort and concentrate on selling opportunity tickets instead. Makes a lot of sense to me!


Joan said...

Marie, your Friend is going to love that black and white shawl, it's beautiful. I had a wonderful time yesterday chatting with you. In spite of your knitting funk, you made my day so much happier.

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