Friday, May 18, 2007

Knot So Happy

Sometimes, even the best plans so awry. In fact, in my life, planning is almost futile. Of course if I would take certain things into consideration, I might be able to plan things out a tad better. I'm referring mostly to my Luna Shawl in progress. What is it with me and knots and flaws in my yarn? Just started a new skein on this lace and after 2 1/2 rows, there it was. Almost in the center of my knitting. So I had to rip back and start the skein over.

Anyway... I really thought I would have this shawl finished and ready to block by this weekend, but there are always a few factors I forget to consider. Like A) Time and B) Setbacks. Well, I'll be knitting away over the weekend.

Also wanted to note, there's a contest at Jimmy Beans Wool . Check it out. I haven't read all of the details, but it seems to be an ongoing thing.

Ran into this great tutorial on recycling flip flops. I suppose you could use new ones, which is what I plan to do, since I don't have any old flip flops around. Cute Espadrilles result!

And completely unrelated to anything, check out this Face Morph site. If nothing else, it'll give you some laughs.


kim said...

Don't you just hate when you get a knot in a skein? I always feel as though they should be perfect, and I have been tricked! Good luck with the shawl. It looks pretty so far. And thanks for the fun links. Have a great weekend.

Nora said...

When I took up knitting again, I'd find knots everywhere - and almost nearly in the centre of a row. Now, not so much. I can definitely understand the frustration.

Love the espadrilles - in black! :)

nona said...

Bummer about the knotty yarn -- do you have an easy way to splice the yarn together and avoid pesky ends to weave in? Thanks for the fun links, I especially like the flip-flop espadrilles :-)

Nora said...

I wanted to email you about your comment regarding my 7 (well, 5) random facts post, but I've lost your address - again!
Thank you so much for your kind words.
Pls email me when you get a moment.