Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Flower Basket Shawl

It is finally finished. I have to admit it, this is one of my most favorite patterns in lace. As a beginner, it was easy and really boosted my self-confidence.

Below are pictures of the FBS....

Blocked & Unblocked

Here are some close-ups....

I used 3 1/2 skeins of Sinfonia's Omega, 100% cotton.
Finished size is approximately 85" x 40".
The color is not a favorite, but as a stash-buster, it was great.

Now... to figure out what to do next.... decisions, decisions.....

Sunday, April 23, 2006


Having just returned home from a Caribbean cruise, here I sit... revitalized, renourished and replenished.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Which Muppet am I?
Well... see for yourself...

You Are Miss Piggy

A total princess and diva, you're totally in charge - even if people don't know it.
You want to be loved, adored, and worshiped. And you won't settle for anything less.
You're going to be a total star, and you won't let any of the "little people" get in your way.
Just remember, piggy, never eat more than you can lift!

Tee hee...... Oh so true!

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Working hard....

Still plugging along on my second Flower Basket Shawl. As you may recall, my first FBS was my first plunge into the shawl world. I had chosen it for my Olympic endeavor and amazed myself in finishing it before the first week was over. I even added a few extra repeats to make it larger. (a little of my OCD showing there)

I had some of this Sinfonia Omega, a 100% cotton, in my stash that was doing absolutely nothing. Until one day, it started to call out to me.... "Make me into a shawl." Now, not ever being able to say no to yarn of any sort, I just had to give it a whirl.

I started the 3rd skein today, and still working diligently.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Strong caution.... Rant ahead

Yesterday was a beautiful sunshine filled day. What better way to spend it by taking my knitting and to bask in the glorious sunshine on the beach. It was too good of a day for others not to take advantage of it also. There were families with their children playing in the sand, couples walking with their dogs, as well as a few adventurous souls who attempted to dip their feet in the surf. But, I was content just to relax and enjoy working on my project. Ah, paradise.

But paradise didn't last too long. The beach was also inudated by a few individuals who insisted on letting their unleashed dogs roam. Their owners were having such a wonderful time, thinking that everyone was enjoying watching their dogs fetch as they were. At times, these same owners, would be too caught up in conversation and thus blissfully unaware that their animals roamed, defecating where ever they desired. Oh, too sweet.

Isn't that precious? Until one of these adorable, playful dogs came over by me and started to lift his leg and piss on my knitting bag!


Why can't dog owners be more courteous of others? Why do they feel that everyone loves their dogs as much as they do? Why do they think that their dogs are the greatest thing on God's green earth? Why do they assume that their dog's "oh too cute" antics are welcomed by others?

I have two wonderful dogs, Samantha, a nine year old golden retriever and Skeeter, a four year old bichon. I love them to death, but I know that everyone doesn't feel the same way about my dogs. So, I won't go around and shove them down others throat. I just wish that others wouldn't shove theirs down