June 16, 2011
I am still SLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWLY working on 3 projects. I have not picked up the square from James's afghan in a week. I am afraid I will not remember how to follow that pattern =(.
I have not picked up the puppets in even longer. I have actually moved them to my office. Out of sight, out of mind.
I am still knitting on the shawlette. I keep separating the directions from the bag with the project which makes it hard to work on it in the car. Today, Luke has a massage. That means about 1 hour of straight knitting. I should make some progress. The shawl begins at the bottom and gets smaller and smaller with each row. It is actually knitting fairly quickly now.
I am still fooling around with the Irish lace book. There is an "opera bag" project in it that is fabulous. When I finish up the shawlette, I will start on that. I will make a ton of small flowers and leaves, then basically connect them together with chains. I will try to scan the photo in the book somehow and post it. It is not so much a "pattern" as an idea. You could make what ever flowers, motifs you want, then just connect them together, and put in a silk or some other fabric liner.
My god children (who we have been fostering this year) are going home in 1 week. Also, my youngest son is leaving the next day to dance in Pittsburgh for 5 weeks. Then one week later, number 4 child (also a son) is leaving for 3 weeks in France. The house will be quite empty. I hope to get into a really nice knitting, writing, walking, Aion schedule =) Maybe I will finish up all my projects and get to start some socks!
C. A. Losi