Monday, December 08, 2008

It's not a swatch...

It's a sheep shawl!

This is Figure, who came from the 2008 Oireachtas. She has an O t-shirt on which amuses us all no end. This is LL's third O animal - the predecessors are a wolf named Ceili and a bunny named Solo. What she will name next year's animal when she has no new dances to do I don't know, but we shall cross that bridge when we come to it.

In any case, I have a knitted shawl coming out soon for Caron yarn. It doesn't look a bit like this one in an adult size, but I wanted to check a few of the pattern instructions so I was noodling around with the stitch combo and the shape and this is what came out. It fits Figure perfectly, so I knew it was meant for her. Am I the only crazy that dresses stuffed animals with leftovers?

Peace has descended now that Irish dance has calmed way down until LL's ankle heals up for good. We are both alternating between relief and boredom - neither of us is used to this much unscheduled time. Not that I don't have a ton of work to do, but the lack of pressure to fit it in in the hours when I am not driving to or stuck in dance class is confusing me...

Speaking of shawls, I have a new knitted one and an accompanying article in the January issue of Creative Knitting - if you subscribe, it's the one you just got. It's a silky shawl in SWTC Phoenix, and I quite like it if I do say so myself. The photo was nicely styled as well.

Looking at the calendar, thinking about Christmas knitting and crocheting - you would think I would start this process in August, but no. Speed will be the watchword this year.

Anyway, I have some pattern writing to do that I have been procrastinating about - off to do it.


dogquilter said...

How sweet of you to give back to the sheep who give so much to us!! Cute shawl...

Karma Shaman said...

Darn it! I was crocheting until I saw your cute shawl. Now I'm trying to find my knitting needles. :-)

And no, you're not the only one. My DD has a small bear. I made his entire wardrobe. :-)