Wednesday, July 10, 2013

A Stack of Shawls

My husband has been complaining about the titles of the books in George R. R. Martin's series A Song of Ice and Fire. It annoys him that they all follow the same pattern: A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, etc. Right now I am reading A Feast for Crows, which is #4. Maybe the titles are getting to me, too; the title of this post sounds very Martinesque. Oh well, I am leaving it. :)



Nothing new on the needles, mostly because I have yarn, and I have patterns I want to knit, but they don't match each other. (You know, those moments when you have 100+ things in your Rav queue and thousands of yards of yarn in your stash and you find yourself complaining you have nothing to knit? I am aware of how ridiculous those moments are. But they still happen.)

So instead I give you my "to be blocked" pile. Top down: Andrea's Shawl (which languished for ages because I ran out of yarn; I got creative and the last two inches of bind-off are in a different color ... let's call it a design element :-P ), Bigger on the Inside, Wendell Holmes (aka the Honeymoon Shawl), and my Rock Island.

Also (re)blocking right now is a friend's shawl that I have been meaning to mail to her for months. I blocked it but then tossed it over a chair somewhere and the edging got all wonky and I procrastinated fixing it forever. (So Nicole, if you are reading this, I promise a shawl is coming your way very, very soon!)

I also have a pile of books. Unfortunately I am having serious camera issues today (one is dead without a charger, the other says the memory card is full even though I just cleared it) so you only get a crappy cell phone pic of those.


Mostly right now I'm reading A Feast for Crows on my Kindle (SO much easier than lugging a 1000 page book around!), though I'm trying to finish the book on natural childbirth by Sunday so I can get it back to a friend. (I have this goal of getting everything that isn't OURS out of the apartment before we start packing; we'll see how that goes!)

Linking up with Ginny.

10 comments:

  1. I'm a shawlaholic, so I really like your pile, My oldest daughter does my blocking, how cool is that! :)

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  2. I love your new blog background/layout! :)

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    1. Thanks! I plan on tinkering with the font colors a bit more and hopefully will get around to making a header one of these days. :)

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  3. Now that's an impressive pile of shawls! I get it though - I have a similar pile myself. It has become an addiction!

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  4. If you lived down the street I would be there ready to help block all those lovely shawls!! Such an array and gorgeous :)

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    1. Thanks! I had visions of blocking them all at once, but sadly I only own so many T-pins. So I am working on one shawl at a time. :)

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  5. whoaaaa - new layout! I'm liking it, though the title would look better centered. I've been considering just going to a white background with black text, as that seems to be "the norm" these days. What are your thoughts?

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    1. Thanks! It was much harder to change than it should have been, lol ... and I can't center the header for the life of me. :( I want to make my own header at some point and I think I'll be able to center THAT.

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  6. No worries on the shawl, hun. I knew it was on its way when you asked about my address. ;) Plus, you have Michael to care for and other family responsibilities, and I know how you get carried away with knitting. No worries at all.

    Also, it's summer. You, Kim, and I are due for our annual gathering! <3 Do you think you can manage this year?

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    1. Definitely! August would probably be best ... it's an up-in-the-air month for us (we're moving and don't know where or when yet) but until then Keith is working on both his new job AND his PhD defense so it's kind of crazy around here.

      Also, your book is on its way back too! It's coming media mail though, so it will arrive after the shawl. :)

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