Thursday, March 22, 2007

No, I didn't fall in....

to the toilet or the black hole that is my town. Things have been hectic and the thing that was waylaid was this blog. Welcome back!

I have been busy. I managed to finish a few shawls. I just finished two Swallowtail Shawls. One was using Lorna's Laces Supersport in the colorway Tuscany. I'm not too thrilled with it, as I feel that the variegation and the lace pattern compete, but the recipient just adores it, and that's what counts. And the other is made using GGH's Capri in a beautiful aubergine. This one now has a place of honor, sitting regally on the back of my knitting chair in my bedroom.

The new International Scarf Exchange 4 is about to start. This is my third exchange and each and everyone has surpassed my greatest expectations. This is the very first exchange that I have been assigned to someone that is not in the States, the good ol' United States, that is. Here, I had been thinking of knitting a summer scarf. I have never done one before so the ideas were ricocheting in my head. Then, reality hit. Where my exchangee lives, winter is starting. So, out with the cotton/silk and in with the wool! Back to the drawing board.