Saturday, April 29, 2006

Successes To Report!

Here's Madge, modeling UFO #1--the Butterfly Shawl in Kid Fur. It's kind of a chambray-blue color, a very fine boucle yarn that feels very very soft. It still needs a light press--this picture was taken before I wove the ends in, so that "tail" you see isn't there any more. I think this will be a very nice lightweight wrap, and I might actually try to make another one, in a little heavier yarn, to see how it comes out. It has Faroese-style shaping, which keeps it on the shoulders--the columns of yarn-overs do that. And, you will notice--it's a picture! The new computer is talking to the camera! Now, if only it will speak to the iPod, I will be a very happy camper. Millions of kids can use iPods... how come I can't use mine? (Rhetorical question. I'm not a kid, t hat's why!)
The little guy perched on top of the computer on the right is Simon. He's the only cat I've ever seen that has round eyes instead of oval ones, and he usually has that wide-eyed look of amazement at the world. He's small, and very friendly. Oh, I do have another almost-UFO to report too. The grey marl Candleflame shawl is bound off--I ran out of the yarn, so that was that. I am thinking of bordering it with a bit of blue; I'll take pics to show the process.