11 July 2007


Well I did it! I waffled and waffled and finally signed up for the Mystery Stole 3 KAL. I cannot believe I got caught up in the hullabaloo about it but I did. I have purchased the fingering yarn, downloaded the instructions and the first ( and subsequent second ) clues. I think it goes for 6 or 7 weeks. And already I am two weeks behind. I started it several times, only to find a mistake and took it out. Once I had 35 rows done! I think I will be ok once I get it going properly. So I decided to pop into Mahone Bay today on my way home from the city for my second of 3 autologus blood donations. I went to Have A Yarn to talk to Freda who is also doing the MS3 and found out that she was going to try it with the beads. I had decided not to add the beads which are optional. But I am such a competitive person and if she was going to do the beads, then so would I. I got some clear beads, my yarn is a denim colour, which I think will look very nice on it. I also bought a pair of lace knitting needles and then the crochet hook to put the beads on with! So on with the show.

I have sewn the buttons on the little Rocketry sweater and blocked it and it is just the cutest thing. I will have to deliver it next week.

I am off to Ottawa in the morning to help Shannon drive the boys down to Saint John,New Brunswick, where they will be staying for a week at Lauren's cottage. Then I will catch the late afternoon ferry to Digby, where John is going to pick me. I am not going to get any stole knitting on this trip. I think I will take a scarf to work on as I don't have to concentrate on it. Flying or driving is not the ideal activity to try to do whilst I knit this stole! So I will maybe get the hang of adding the beads, then I will be gone for 4 days!

I forgot to mention our reunion which was on last weekend. A huge and resounding success! I was exhausted by the time it was over, and my back needed some muscle relaxants on Monday, to handle the pain, but it was worth it. Both girls came home ( no husbands or kids ) and we had a wonderful time with them! Also friends from Colorado who haven't been home to NS in 8 years. So many people thanked us and complimented us on how well everything was organized, that we were just beaming and so pleased that all our work was worth it!

Nothing much else going on.

Bye bye for now!


lexa said...

You aren't the only one with problems with the shawl. I've been reading several blogs of people doing the shawl, and there's been numerous frogging and ripping going on.

The baby jacket turned out cute! Have a nice trip!

Heddy said...

I can't wait to see your shawl ... and the finished Noro Silkgarden/Lucy Neatby triangles vest! you are such a great knitter! I love the little rocketry sweater.

I didn't get out to any of the reunion activities -- what a hectic, crazy weekend (I worked, plus we had a dinner/fireworks event on Sunday for 35 -- so I didn't get out to much of anything - other than the chip booth! LOL! I heard from a lot of people that the Reunion things were really fun and well orgainized.

have a safe trip!

Debbie said...

Glad to hear the reunion was such a success! Will there be pix or stuff aoubt it anywhere ? As for the middle Sunday, it's not tradition... The Lawn Tennis Association spend an entire 50 weeks coddling and nursing the lawn -- or grass courts -- for them to be perfect for those two vital weeks. Ergo, they try to give the lawns a rest, on the middle Sunday, hoping they recover enough to allow for decent bounce in week 2.


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