Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Curse Continues

Sure enough! I ran out of yarn on the final edge!
Remember how Unst took me 3 tries?!
The Heirloom Knitting Curse continues!

The good news is that I knit 2 row, knit a break row, knit 2 rows, after I completed the Center... and took Seaglass' advice & short rowed them, so there is no jog.

The Princess has been sitting in her sexy bag...
I got an additional skein...
See it sitting in the bag too...?
There they sit...


While I was waiting for the yarn to arrive,
I decided to test my fate...

I started Genevieve. I ordered the kit from Renaissance Dyeing when it first came out. It's been sitting next to me on my couch ever since. I would pet it & admire the colors daily.

I 'talked' to the dyer via Ravelry & she suggested I get started. LOL! :)

Being the type that doesn't disappoint... I started.

Wouldn't it be funny if I ran out of yarn... NOT! LOL!


For Mom's birthday, I'm knitting her Aeolian.

I'm using Handmaiden Seasilk & S/L Gold AB beads & Bamboo needles.
It's absolute heaven for me.

I think Elizabeth Freeman is a genius. I loved Laminaria & made 2 of them. I'm going to make another Aeolian for myself. It sure has a lot of beads though. Might edit that on mine.

What's Blooming?

My pink Peony is blooming. I wait all year for them to bloom. Love love love them! I didn't get as many as last year. I think it's because it was a tough winter.

Despite lots of stress in my life, my neck & shoulder has stabilized! YAY! And my range of motion for my arm is better than normal! YAAY!

I still have a 'chicken arm' when I put my hand on my hip, and can't put it behind my back. Doc says that's going to take longer, so keep stretching that tendon. Will do!

I took Mom out to lunch & told her about my 'battle.' Poor Mom was biting her fingernails & finally told me I need some peace. Funny, my brother told me, Wooly & I need a spa day. I told him I need to go by myself... he laughed. Wooly is working on being kind to me. I think it's fear aggression... you know, like dogs. He's not use to me being less than 100% and doesn't know how to say, "Hey, I'm worried about you..."

Work has been a real pain in my headache too. I don't know why I can't handle the stress of it all. We get to keep the 11 positions, but all the full time people only work 38 hour weeks through the end of the year. People are pissed. I keep saying that we ALL win, but am concerned about what will happen next year... do they cut hours down to 35?!

Anyways, at least I've got Aeolian to work on! Absolute joy!
OH! and it's sunny!
And I'm on my summer schedule - work 2 days per week!


Have a great week! :)


Marina said...

That easy to get you to do something? I'm glad she told you to start it because it's going to be beautiful. Plus, that should teach the Princess a lesson!

Good to hear you've recovered movement. Less pain too? Now that I'm done with Arans, except for the neckbands, most of my pain is gone. Guess it's a sign to go back to Fair Isle ;-)

Rebecca said... hiss on that curse!

I've long admired Aeolian and it will be lovely with that yarn. Your mother will be quite fortunate to receive such a lovely gift. I've yet to try the Handmaiden Silk. Where do you get your beads?

Anne said...

You knit such lovely lace projects....

Glad your arm/shoulder is getting better -- keep working on it -- it took a long time to get damaged, and it takes even longer to fix it (been there, done that).

Lorraine said...

Michele- So glad you showed us your peonies, because mine got rained on!

Go and have some Renaissance yarn therapy.

Sonya said...

Your lace projects are amazing! I'm glad your range of motion is getting better. Don't you wish peonies would bloom all summer?

Brigitte said...

You amaze me with your lace knitting. OK. I guess it's ok that FI knitting is on the backburner for now.

You know the funny thing about working "less" hours? You probably still end up working the same amount, only being paid less.

Boo on the sore arm/shoulder! Knitting my sister's blanket on a larger needle than I'm used to has left me with a very sore middle finger on my right hand. I'm such a wimp...

carolyninalaska said...

I'm glad your shoulder is healing. I can't believe that Princess... and now I can look forward to seeing Aeolian. I can't imagine knitting lace... lately, I'm not even doing well knitting Arans. (Knit 3 rows, frog 1 row. This will take forever!)

I missed being able to read and comment on your blog!