Thursday, November 24, 2005

She had a bad day again

So not much knitting action going on here, or not nearly as much as I would have liked. I have made some progress on this, however:
















Which brings me to my next news. My Aunt Oletta lost her fight with bone cancer last Thursday night, in the early A.M. Hence the lack of posting. I've finally narrowed down what I'm going to do with her shawl from a little help from the Gift KAL I'm a part of, since I was posting about the shawl on the KAL. I'm probably going to track down Oletta's favorite nurse at the nursing home, and let her decide who it should go to. It would make a really excellent gift for someone up there.

Also, I wanted to thank everyone who's helped me try to learn how to graft. I especially liked the linkage that happened, and the idea about using a piece of waste to knit a row for your needle to follow is pure genious! So both the unfinished Rogue and I thank you from the bottom of our little knitted hearts.

And I have good news, so good that I have to put it in parenthesis, as though you could whisper on a blog. (Rick says he's getting me a tapestry loom for Yule/Christmas!) Ok, so that was a loud whisper, but you get the point. I'm really excited about it, and I think I'm going to try to get the Ashford 40 inch tapestry loom. We'll see however. Rick keeps saying that it's the Mercedes of looms, and what do I need with it, but then I pointed out this bohemith. I bought a couple of books about tapestry weaving on Amazon this week, and received them today. This looks like it has the potential to be very, very fun.

Almost as fun as knitting
.

What? Who said that...must have been the voices, since that could not possibly be true.

Maybe it wasn't such a bad day after all.

More on weavering and knittering after turkey.

1 comment:

Cat said...

Tapestry weaving? Neat!

I'm sorry about your aunt, but I think that's a great idea with the shawl.