My yin got yanged around
Wednesday June 20th 2007, 12:25 pm
Filed under: "Wrapped in Comfort",Friends,Knit

(Actually, looking up those two words on, I’m thinking I should reverse them, but then it wouldn’t be a pun in English.)

That Monterey shawl I started in Sea Silk yesterday? Um… I moved it off my lap mid-row to attend to something else, didn’t notice with the stitches all bunched up, and you don’t have to be a knitter to see why I took it off the needles. I was long past where it could be fixed without ripping. I was on row 30. Now I’m on 12. I was going to try to rush it to be finished for my kickoff booksigning on Saturday, but, um, I think my knitting was telling me to chill out. Kick back. Relax.

For those who are coming, you’ll get to hear a few details that there wasn’t space for in the book. That stroll along the canal with Karen? I didn’t mention that I fell through a canoe. Yes. Through. It was very funny, and Karen was just shaking her head, going, Some people!

See you Saturday!The tide’s out, eh?

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Bummer! I would have had to frog the whole thing.

Are there any “beginner” lace patterns in your new book?

Comment by Amanda 06.20.07 @ 7:53 pm

Definitely relax. 🙂

Comment by Romi 06.20.07 @ 8:24 pm

Amanda, I have one shawl in there, the Julia, where the whole thing is a six-stitch repeat, over and over; it’s simple, it’s beautiful, and it’s a perfect canvas for a handpaint yarn. The Michelle and Water Turtles shawls aren’t much more complicated than that, either. I gave the Water Turtles in two different sizes so that it could be adapted to all kinds of yarns.

Comment by AlisonH 06.20.07 @ 8:34 pm

Well knitting is about the process right? Glad you are back on track and relaxing.

Comment by Lisa 06.21.07 @ 7:06 am

Oh my gosh, I so wish I could be there for your book signing…good thing I already got mine from you in Petaluma…but I wish I could see you again. I got your book on Tuesday, just in time to take it to my crochet group to brag about it/you. Great job and congratulations on your success (one of many).

Oh, I also started my own blog. I need to get some pictures and stuff up, but at least it is a start.

Comment by Angie 06.21.07 @ 8:36 am

ALison, I found your wonderful book today at my LYS, and realized that not only do I love it and can’t wait to knit the patterns, but I know you from 22 years ago when you lived in NH, and you taught me to smock! Your daughter, Jennie, played with my daughter, Heather, and you welcomed me and my family to New England. I’m so glad to find you, and I will love to read all about your knitting journey, and your life since you moved west. My own blog needs updating, but here it is:

Comment by Joyce in NH 06.21.07 @ 1:34 pm

JOYCE LARSEN!!! How ARE you!!! I well remember your generosity in taking Jennie and little Richard while we went househunting in California, and how close our little girls were. I could step off a plane in Boston right now and drive straight to your house. If only.

Comment by AlisonH 06.21.07 @ 2:43 pm

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