Clicking the Ruby slippers: that’s no place like chrome
Thursday September 04th 2008, 5:59 pm
Filed under: Knit

Or rather, shawl–quick, go tell Dorothy she needs to accessorize.

I spent an hour today carefully tinking back to a mistake from last nightRuby Thursday–apparently, I can’t reliably count to three past 11 pm–and reknitting the gray, and after I got done, did something I almost never do: I started another project before finishing the previous one.  Lisa’s Ruby in baby alpaca/silk won the yarn toss.

I love how my shawl patterns, when you’re starting out, relax out on the circular needle in the shape of a resting cat, poised here to bat at the ball of yarn.  And now that the Ruby is ready for me to jump back to as a refuge from monochromatic vision the next time I might need it, I can get back to finishing the gray.

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So, dear friend, have you ever figured up just how many shawls you knit in a year? A month? Your production is amazing, I know that.

Comment by Barbara-Kay 09.04.08 @ 6:46 pm

My record so far is two circular shawls in a week.

Comment by AlisonH 09.04.08 @ 8:59 pm

I reel just reading about all the shawls you knit. Like Grace, (lovingcomfortknits) you amaze me!

Comment by Ruth 09.04.08 @ 9:38 pm

Oooooh… Looks like a lovely garden-fresh tomato. I just want to pet it…

Comment by Channon 09.05.08 @ 6:32 am

YOu are a much faster knitter than me!! Cant wait to see your newest several designs 🙂

Comment by Danielle from SW MO 09.05.08 @ 7:26 am

Sometimes I can’t count past three at noon- so don’t feel too bad you can’t past 10. 😀

Comment by Liz 09.05.08 @ 8:27 am

The other night I was completely unable to cast on. Tried 3 different times, looked at the clock and it was after 12. I looked at John and said “I give, going to bed now”

Comment by Sonya 09.05.08 @ 1:35 pm

welcome to the dark side of multiple projects 😀

Comment by rho1640 09.05.08 @ 1:46 pm

I can see why it won the toss! the colorway is one that I would certainly enjoy knitting!

Comment by Joansie 09.06.08 @ 4:01 pm

Ruby red. It’s beautiful.
I’m not reliable after nine p.m. so you’re two (hours) up on me. 🙂

Comment by Toni Smoky-Mountains 09.06.08 @ 6:21 pm

Hi Alison, I was wondering if you can share with us what led you to your particular passion for shawls. Do you knit other items as well, or are you “strictly” shawls? I’d love to hear about your journey to your beautiful shawl knitting.

Comment by Lisa 09.06.08 @ 7:46 pm

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