Row, row, row, you’re ‘boat past that point
Friday September 21st 2007, 12:37 pm
Filed under: Knit

Houston sculptor

Johnna’s progressI got a letter yesterday with photos: Sarah had taken the scarf I’d knitted her to the studio of a sculptor in Houston, a place next to the freeways that the locals have dubbed “Mt. Rushhour.” She wanted me to see Abe Lincoln, Jack Kennedy, and Ringo Starr (squint near the bottom on that one) decorated with her scarf.  Abe really needs to do something about that twitch.

I laughed myself breathless at Laura’s comment yesterday, then decided I really did have to get pharaohly well past that ripping point. I took it to the knitting group at my LYS last night, Purlescence, and as soon as I pulled those reds out of my bag, I got this “Oooooh… Niiice!” from several people. Nothing like a little pier pressure (thank you, Niki!) So, on that note, I did get that shawl finally beyond the point of constant return.

Meantime, here’s Chloe, one of the LYSO’s, with her Kathy shawl, draped skirt style.Chloe with Kathy shawl

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Goodness I’m behind on blog reading this week! Since I like to savor your posts, I will comment over the weekend as I relax with a cup of coffee. Your blog is like a good book of short stories.

Comment by Amanda 09.21.07 @ 3:14 pm

Hey Allison:

Just thought you’d like to know that at Stephanie’s appearance in Virginia you were represented by at least a couple of lovely shawls. It was fun to see what colors and weights other people are choosing for your gorgeous patterns.


Comment by Jane Gawthrop 09.21.07 @ 4:09 pm

I just got my hands (finally!) on Wrapped in Comfort. What a beautiful book! I’m looking at all these beautiful shawls and going “Well, I have that purple laceweight for that one…and the pretty variegated for that one…” Such an inspiration.

Comment by KT 09.21.07 @ 5:47 pm

I too just received my copy of Wrapped in Comfort. Lovely shawls, colors and very fun stories… Can’t wait to have you sign it!!


Comment by Bev 09.21.07 @ 6:54 pm

Hi Allison! Thanks for the comment on my blog – glad you enjoyed it. =) Your work is beautiful…I’ll have to check out your book. I just started my first lace wrap a few days ago! Good luck with the shawl. =)

Comment by ashpags 09.21.07 @ 8:18 pm

Nothing like support of friends for when you have to rip out work (ouch!). We feel your pain but if it produces such beautiful lace from your hands I’d have to say it’s worth it from our perspective! I love your book though I have a hard time deciding what I will knit first from it. Everything is lovely and for once, something will actually stay on the shoulders. Heaven!

Comment by Jane 09.21.07 @ 9:25 pm

Looks great as a skirt. Love the photo of the scarf with the balls of yarn.

Comment by sonya 09.22.07 @ 6:17 am

The red looks lovely… I love the pic of the “skirt”… my color, eh?

Comment by Amanda 09.23.07 @ 6:22 pm

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