Okay, that’s better!
Sunday April 05th 2009, 8:36 pm
Filed under: Knit

(Background to the left: Robert’s medicine blanket.  Here’s a shot that does a little more justice to the colors of my afghan.)

As for the black shawl.  I weighed my yarn carefully after my pattern repeats, wanting to make sure I didn’t launch into more than I could finish. It was so close; if I continue in pattern to do one more repeat, with the yarn at hand I should be able to get through about a third of the cast-off row.  Um.  Timgp74031hat doesn’t work. I could add a different edging with fewer rows.  But it would break up the visual effect.  Jasmin offered to help me out, dye lot match and all, but I’ve been thinking the shawl is probably (hopefully) long enough now anyway.  But I wasn’t sure.

So while I was dithering, hey, what’s the best way to think a problem out?  Every knitter reading this is laughing that I should even ask.  Right.  So.

While I was at Stanford earlier this week, the charge nurse chose the dark teal Casbah scarf. I had enough left on the skein to make a second, and it leaped onto my needles this afternoon in a simple pattern–the one from the body of the Michelle pattern in my book, with an extra stitch knit plain each side, cast on 27–simple patterns making it easier to let the mind wander and figure out other problems. Like how to finish off the black shawl.

It’s so good to be back into knitting. And I mean really knitting. Finally!

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I don’t know if there is a knitting gene in my body. So … on to somethin gfunny. THAT I can do.

An elderly couple find that they are being forgetful, so they decide to go to the doctor to see if there is something that can be done. The doctor examines each of them, and tells them both that for their age, they are in remarkably good health. But if they are having trouble remembering things, they should start writing things down. The couple agree that they can do that.

One evening the couple is watching tv, when the husband gets up. “Where are you going?”, asks his wife. “Out to the kitchen”, he replies.

“Oh, good,” she says. Bring me a dish of ice cream.”

“Okay,” he says, “a dish of ice cream.”

“Write it down!”

“I don’t need to write it down,” he retorts.

“But I want strawberries on it.”

“Okay,” he says, “a dish of ice cream with strawberries on it.”

“Write it down!”

“I don’t need to write it down”.

“But I want chocolate syrup on top of that”.

“Okay,” he says, “a dish of ice cream with strawberries and chocolate syrup.”

“Write it down!”

“I don’t need to write it down”. And he stomps out of the room.

Time passes, and a half hour later he comes back and hands her a plate of scrambled eggs.

“I told you to write it down! Where’s my buttered toast!”

Comment by Don Meyer 04.05.09 @ 9:00 pm

Love the funny Don! Maybe I need to have my husband write down what he is goin to the kitchen for so I dont forget LOL 🙂
Cant wait to see the Shawl finished, hope you are able to figre out the edging!

Comment by Danielle from SW MO 04.06.09 @ 4:05 am

Your renewed knitting enthusiasm is contagious all the way here on the East Coast. Enjoy!!!

Comment by Joansie 04.06.09 @ 4:40 am

I’m thrilled you’ve got your knitting back – just another step on your road back to good health!

And I really hope to meet Don some day – what a crack-up. The two of you in the same room must be hilarious.

Comment by (formerly) no-blog-rachel 04.06.09 @ 5:29 am

If I man is ill, you know he’s getting better when he is no longer submissive, but acts like a crabby little boy.

You know a woman is well on the road to recovery when she starts turning out finished objects. Woo-hoo!

Comment by Barbara-Kay 04.06.09 @ 5:39 am

Congrats! I’m glad your in the knitting zone again.

Comment by Channon 04.06.09 @ 6:00 am

That IS a better picture of the afghan! It looks more like a beautiful pieced quilt in this picture. 🙂

More that one project on the needles..now that bodes well. Cool. 🙂

Comment by Toni Smoky-Mountains 04.06.09 @ 7:51 am

My offer stands. 😉 Let me know.

Comment by Jasmin 04.06.09 @ 9:22 am

I like the idea of baby step knitting your way up to “real” knitting. Only even your baby step knitting is already amazing!

I love the jokes Don tells. 🙂

Comment by karin 04.06.09 @ 1:01 pm

Yay! Real Knitting! Yay!

Rah! Rah! Rah!

Comment by Pam 04.06.09 @ 2:13 pm

Oh yes, when in doubt, cast on another project. Well do I know this….

Comment by Carol 04.06.09 @ 5:27 pm

I hear you about the knitting! I’ve just added 3 projects to Ravelry / blog…

You’re feeling well, then! GOOD!

Comment by Amanda 04.06.09 @ 7:20 pm

It’s wonderful that you are back at your knitting. I am in a little bit of a slump myself.

Comment by Sonya 04.06.09 @ 7:34 pm

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