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Thursday, August 16, 2007

Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries...

Life is just a bowl of cherries
So live and laugh,
Laugh and love
Live and laugh at it all!

OK, let's recap...

In the beginning...


was the cherry tree

which bloomed and brought forth...






the cherry

which inspired...










the pattern

which needed a suitable yarn to dance with...






(Pay attention boys and girls, cause this is where it gets interesting.)

A comely lass named Chris answered my plea with...



two big cherry bombs
(Grandma's Blessing)

which turned into...





several juicy yarn cakes

which knit up into...









this!







Yesiree Bob! Cherry Country Shawl is coming along nicely. Not a single problem...

HAH!

Last Friday, before eight hours on the bus to Stitches, it looked like this:











n Sunday, after eight hours on the bus, it looked like this:











What do you mean, you can't tell the difference!

Clearly, the second picture is two rows further along.

Two rows.

Two stinkin' rows

Two measly rows

Two "I had sixty rows on this baby and discovered an error on the ninth" rows

Back to the drawing board.














Ya know, it would help if I could decipher my own notes.

So today, I have finished the opening border (finally) everything lines up (nicely) and I can proceed to the main body (gratefully)











As soon as my cramped little fingers uncurl.

Because...

Life is just a bowl of cherries









With no pits.

14 comments:

amy said...

That's coming along beautifully, Susan.

Opal said...

I know how frustrating the lace process can be, but the results are amazing. *Your* results are amazing. The wait for just the yarn was definitely worth it. :-)

La Cabeza Grande said...

Life is just a bowl of cherries, so live and laugh at it all, "As soon as my cramped little fingers uncurl."

Your border is bee-yoo-tee-ful!

Ann said...

I love cherries & I love the cherry shawl! Can't wait to see the pattern after the border.

Jejune said...

Wow, sigh - it's certainly a process to go through, isn't it! Will be worth it in the end - it's just gorgeous.

Donna Lee said...

but it is so pretty. The color is perfect.

Rachel said...

that border looks great! I can't wait to see how the rest of it comes along...

Kat with a K said...

Wow - the yarn is truly amazing and the pattern is perfect!! This is on my "must have list".

Lisa said...

It is looking gorgeous so far and Chris's yarn is just wonderful to work with. It's a win win!

Zarzuela said...

Oh my. Nothing more frustrating than ripping something like that. What you have is beautiful though! Keep at it!

Jessica

AJ said...

I think it looks great so far! Keep track of those rows! Lace can be such a PIA!

Kristen said...

As the others have said, the lace looks gorgeous! I don't think I have the patience for lace work...I know that "Oh man I'm on row 5 billion and just noticed a major error on row 3" pain... Can't wait to see more pics of your progress!

Lynne said...

Wow, that is a beautiful pattern so far, dear. It's been fun to travel on this journey with you!

ikkinlala said...

The shawl's looking great!