The reasons for my temporary blues?
Driven, as if we were trying to score tickets to an Elton John concert, ( yes, I AM that old!)Patty, my high school chum, and I spent over one hour Monday morn huddled over our keyboards furiously trying to acquire tickets for the Dalai Lama's July 13th afternoon teaching session at Lehigh U.
No such luck! Though, any and all empathy will be greatly appreciated!
But, was further wounded today when I found out over morning coffee, while reading the Morning Call, THAT HE SOLD OUT IN 15 MINUTES!!!!!!!
GGGGGGGRRRRRRRRRRR! Catholic guilt kicked in as I wondered...did I do something to adversely effect my Karma?
It was just not meant to be.
As was this too, Gentle Knitter.....
I earned a Knitting Scout Badge.
Yes, now it can be revealed that Donna, of Knitwitz and Sew Much More
and I collaborated on a Knitty.com entry for their most recent issue.
Donna designed that neat ribbed and purl stitched ruffled fingerless glove positioned to the bottom right of the photo. She had invited me to design a scarf to compliment her creation. Since I wanted to showcase the ruffle as much as possible; thinking it would get lost on a longer knitted scarf, I designed a shorter scarf to serve as both a buttoned neck warmer, AND a head warmer too. A multifunctional knitted piece. Five little black buttons are visible on closeup.
A little campy, I'll admit,
But, certainly comparable to some of the other (ahem!) INTERESTING AND UNUSUAL Knitty submissions of the past.
I plan to finish knitting the mate to the fingerless glove and then wear the entire ensemble at a future date! You can see a photo of Donna's darling daughter model our entry here. Of, course, I will be the OLDER, MATRONLY VERSION of that photo!
I admit, I do have feelings about this rejection:
Thus, a moment of Haiku.
Loser that I am,
Addis, plucked from hopeful hands,
Stab at knitting heart.
Moving on to some small, but meaningful only to me, successes of the past week:
I finished the arduous, IMHO, task of frogging the shoulder seams and the bind offs of Mike's sweater in order to re-do them in the 3 Needle Bind Off Technique. As you can see, the seams look very nice and both sides of the shoulders have equal tension, eliminating that prior droopy , uneven shoulder look. Next, I'll start sewing on the button side band up to the back of the cardi neck and mark my button placements.
Church Knitting for charity.
Some dishcloths I completed last week. Managed to knit both from one ball of SNC. Thrifty me! Wet blocked. Will bring to knitting Ministry meeting tonight.
Mitered Squares Love:
Although I have about 14 nine inch squares finished, I'm posting this older photo of the earliest squares laid out randomly for Chelsea's approval. My spare bedroom is a very convenient Yarn Room/ workshop for all my knitterly projects. The bed is frequently used as a work table, or yarn holding area.
A variation on the Log Cabin dishcloth, modified for a baby bib. Dishcloth pattern is posted (for free!) here.
Take notice: I crochet! These little valentines were fun and quick to make. Go here.
SHOW AND TELL :
Hope your week is long on knitting and short on disappointments!