Friday, March 22, 2013

Moving along

Hot on the heels of my bright red socks, I found a shawl pattern.  The moment I saw the pattern, and pushed the button to purchase, I knew exactly which yarn I'd use: Madelinetosh DK in red, red, red! Well you know what they say about plans...


I went upstairs to grab that red yarn and instead pulled out Louisa Harding's Thistle in the color, Stone. It's a blended yarn with merino wool and suri alpaca.  It's soft, drapes and will be really warm. There was plenty of yarn there as I'd originally purchased enough to knit a sweater.  In fact, I might have enough to knit two shawls.  I cast on last night and while I think I'm half way through the pattern, as the shawl grows by 4 stitches every other row, I know I'm not halfway through knitting.  Those rows are already more than 100 stitches long. This, well it may take awhile, but the yarn and the pattern are wonderful, so it's not exactly a hardship.

It's nice to realize that if my knitting mojo disappears once in awhile, it's always a temporary situation.

This weekend, I'm making up for a long stretch of days I just finished working by celebrating a 4 day stretch of laying low.  In fact, I'm proud of myself for turning them down this morning when they tried to cajole me into changing out of my pajamas and going in to "lend a hand."  Instead of that, I'm continuing with my plan to work my way through this year's Oscar nominated movies I've yet to see.

Today's fare is Zero Dark Thirty and knitting.

14 comments:

The Bug said...

Ooh pretty! Laying low sounds like a most excellent plan. Are you guys expecting the snow that we are? Glergh.

Rudee said...

No snow here, Dana, but it is cold.

Gail said...

That's not red but it is an amazing comforting color.

You do some fine work!!!

Irene said...

The color is lovely and it looks like it is going to be very comfortable. You are such an ace at knitting.

Jane Galley said...

Oh, what a lovely pattern. Enjoy lying low, you deserve a bit of me time

Alice said...

Well, HURRAY for you!

Nice and very comfy looking!

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

good for you! "no" is not a four letter word...

smiles, bee
xoxoxo

Mimi said...

Good for you Rudee! Sometimes we need to say no, and the lure of that knitting must have helped!

Stephanie V said...

'Lend a hand'? Yeah, right! Knitting is way nicer - especially in jammies. The shawl is looking good...can't wait for my yarn to dry.

Ruth said...

Looks lovely hope you had a great day.

Knitty said...

Dang it...I think I have to buy that pattern! My self imposed moratorium on purchasing more yarn or patterns didn't last 24 hours. This surprises no one but me.

I'm guessing you've had the Madelinetosh for a while. The yarn store that I most often visit is still awaiting their first shipment. The 2nd LYS that had ordered from them in the past is expecting their next shipment tomorrow, 10 months after placing the order!

Good for you for saying NO to work and YES to yourself. I know we can't always do that, but when a choice is possible, it is nice and good to choose me-time.

Winifred said...

Looks lovely Ruth and it will keep out the cold.

Good idea to lie low.

Brenda said...

Not sure how I missed this post...but...hope you are doing well and I always enjoy seeing what you are working on.

SapphireBlue said...

I watched Zero Dark Thirty. It was pretty good, although I can go the rest of my life without a torture scene.

The shawl is beautiful.