Wednesday, November 29, 2017

When Life Gets In The Way

I realize now that I haven't blogged in a couple of weeks. However, dear ones, both two and four-legged, conspired to get in my way. I am here, now.

I really didn't intend to buy anything on black Friday. Then I got the newsletter from my favourite yarn shop. It wasn't a Black Friday sale, just their usual end of the month clearance. They had Cascade superwash wool for half price. What was I to do?

The Cascade is here, along with some other skeins I had that were in need of winding into balls. I did 12 skeins in rapid succession, and I don't recommend that. My arm was sore until today, from turning the ball winder. However, I have plans for lots of warm presents from this cache. It is a commentary on how dull winter is around here, when you look at all the colours I chose. My family and friends will be bright.

My 1001 Nights shawl is beginning to feel like I have been knitting on it for 1001 nights. Actually only 3 months, but it never ends.

The rows now take forever to knit. I have 11 more rows to go, so I know I can make it, but I have been picking it up lately and thinking "You, again?"

In other UFOs, I pulled one, this afternoon, that needs quilting.

Laurel Burch Bountiful Gifts from I've forgotten when. I did a lovely job of mitering the border. It has been in the pile so long that the next step will have to be a good pressing. I found some fabric for a backing. It isn't in keeping with the front side, but if I wait to get the perfect backing, it will continue to be a UFO. I am sure I have a binding that works.


  1. When I saw the bendy bag on the blog so long, I thought you left and embarked on a grand adventure. Love the vibrant colours of yarn. Your shawl is looking beautiful. Laurel birch? ....

  2. Hahaha sometimes I have the same reaction. I was working on a sweater for aaaaages, and towards the end I felt myself literally sneering at it with utter contempt. I haven't been able to bring myself to wear it yet, lol.

  3. I love that Cascade superwash, and it looks like you have a lovely shade of green. Lucky you. Or, I guess lucky recipient of whatever it is you're going to make with it.

  4. Hi Kate,
    Beautiful yarn colors! I don't knit, but I have an Afghan I'm crocheting that I feel the
    same way about. I haven't worked on it for a year. Love the quilt, it will be
    beautiful when done. Have a great day!

  5. your shawl is looking gorgeous. Well worth the effort.

    Thanks for linking up with Needlework Tuesday.