Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Progress on The Same Two Big Projects

Dear Cynthia,

With last night's big lab exam behind me, I can knit guilt-free, unlike yesterday, when I was knitting with plenty-o-guilt. However, things went well regarding my test, and it is a load off... I'm still focussing on the same two big knitting projects, and you'll no doubt hear much more about them in the coming week or two.... Please, try to contain your excitement... Here is Summer in Kansas after 100 rows! Since starting the "thistle" section, things seem to be going more smoothly. Also, since there is a chart beginning with this section and not just written directions, it is a little easier for me to troubleshoot, when there is trouble, and there was trouble once, but no ripping I might just be getting the hang of this lace knitting thing. After saying that so boldly I think I'd better put in another lifeline, just so that the knitting gods don't curse me too badly for such a hint of arrogance.

Progress continues on the cardigan, too! Sometimes it is just fun to knit something that is so quick, and since I'm taking care of the ends as I go by splicing my joins (complete with DNA from my saliva, so I'd better make sure that this cardigan is never involved in any kind of foul play), and having no seams, the finishing will be minimal... Not all that exciting of a picture, and its just a basic cardigan, but it will be a nice sort of fall "jacket", and the yarn is more interesting to look at live-and-in-person (is that redundant?). I'll write out and post the pattern upon completion.

I went to the dentist yesterday for a check-up. I think I have sore muscles in my jaws today from holding my mouth open so wide for so long. My five year old explained to me that he knows the difference between baby teeth and grown-up teeth, because grown-up teeth are yellow... Thank you. At least he has stopped reminding me that I am in my 40's so I will die sooner than him.

This morning my three-year-old and I will be going to the zoo in Madison. They have a new carousel there which I've been wanting to check out... Not sure if you've been to the Milwaukee zoo with your clan there in Kenosha, but that is a pretty nice place, too! We went there with my parents last fall, and it was glorious.

Do you think it is time for us to crown a winner in our contest? Let me know if you'd like to huddle about it...

Well, enjoy this lovely day!
Warm regards,
Laura (aka YarnThrower)


sheep#100 said...

Gee, thanks, five year old.

allisonmariecat said...

I've had your site bookmarked for ages, but I've never commented. I think I figured it out--with the letters between you two, I felt like it'd be intruding :) Isn't that silly?

So, to break that streak, I have to say your shawl is absolutely lovely!