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Tuesday, July 3, 2007

It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood...

Welcome back to Lilyland, where the fun never stops!

Here's a progress shot. See how Lily is just lying there?

You think it's because I whipped her into submission?

OH NO, my friends, our gal Lil is a DEMANDING MISTRESS!
(She's lying down because she spent all day torturing me and it wore her out - the poor thing...)

Today's torture device?

See that little arrow with the one next to it? That means you shift the entire piece from that point on FOR THE REST OF THE FRIGGIN SHAWL (give me a minute here while I compose myself. )

(Deep breath) one stitch to the right.

Lucky for me I had my super duper XRX-ray glasses on after yesterday's fiasco. First place I looked when things stopped lining up, was at the chart, and there, nearly hidden by my color change notes (in red) was the offending instruction.




Foiled again, thou evil queen, by the ever present power of:

SUPER-KNITTER (with a little help from her friends.)

Would you like to take a closer look at Lil? (sort of like sticking your hand into the tarantula cage, isn't it?)

Hey! Don't get too close.

She bites (big time)

Back away from the shawl, and no one will get hurt...


On a happier note, I have an FO to show you. Nothing terribly special, another chevron scarf (yawn!) I call it Tom's Chevy, because I finished it up over the weekend while watching Forrest Gump on Friday night, Castaway on Saturday night, and The Green Mile on Sunday afternoon. It was a Tom Hanks jamboree!

Pattern: Chevron Scarf from Last Minute Knitted Gifts
Yarn: Blue Moon Seduction (merino & tencel) in Farmhouse and Watermelon Tourmaline
Modifications: none (told you it was boring!)

I went with the Seduction because it has more drape and a softer hand than STR. Besides, who wouldn't want to hang a little seduction around their neck now and then?

And while we're showing pictures...

I call it the Pepto Bismol Yarn

Adrienne Vittadini Miranda - worsted weight woven cotton in watermelon

Got it on close out at Handworks Gallery, some time ago. Was going to make the cover sweater from Adrienne Vittadini's spring/summer 2007 book.

Didn't want day-glo orange. (also didn't want to spend over $200 for it!)

So instead I got non-refundable Pepto Bismol yarn (Yay me!)

Lots & lots of Pepto Bismol yarn (Did I mention it's non-refundable?)



La Cabeza Grande said...

This must cease. I kid you not, Susan. I was just at Handworks Gallery looking at Adrienne Vittadini patterns. Cue the music: "do-DO-do-do..."

Love the choice of Seduction for Tom's Chevy. Kudos to you for spotting the Lily trap *before* stepping into it!

Opal said...

oh that tricksy tricksy chart. it will try to sneak up on you!

i'm glad you were vigilant and that you foiled it's ambush. :-)

The_Add_Knitter said...

Wow Susan, reading that post made me feel like I was on an amusement park ride that was about to cut my feet off!! (sorry, I am a sick person) Whew!!! The Chevron is amazing, love it...

Carie said...

Sneaky little shawl - I'm glad you spotted the trap because she is looking beautiful!