Then things took a turn...
I got that terrible head cold congestion from hell that Wooly was just getting over after 10 days.
Saturday morning I was grafting Magic Carpet and it wasn't lining up. I had reversed 2 charts over 12 stitches on the second half. Thankfully, it wasn't in a beaded area. I blame it on congestion from hell. ;)
"NOT! I was standing on the first half, this is the second!"
I cringe every time I see someone doing 'surgery' on their knitting! I decided to try it, the worse that could happen is that I would have to rip it all out and start over, right?!
It all worked out and blocked beautifully.
"That was Dad walking by..."
Presenting... Magic Carpet Ride!
Magic Carpet Ride by Susan Pandorf
Woolen Rabbit lace yarn kit - Moroccan Spice
Foxden beads - 1400 - 8-0004F
Lace Addis Needles - 3.25mm or US3
12" x 60"
This pattern is beautifully dramatic and the beads weren't too heavy. Just remember that Susan loves beads. I learned that I don't enjoy stringing and 'carrying' beads on the yarn. I would rather hook them on. (Susan's next release - Crocus Pocus is 2500 hooked on beads in Handmaiden Seasilk!) The Woolen Rabbit merino yarn is fabulous. I love the color and the way it blocked beautifully.
Life goes on...
I woke up Monday, looked out the window... No snow! Headed back to work, feeling better, but not 100%. Braced myself for a terrible day. Opened my email. My brother sent me this...
I almost cried!
Life is worth living again!