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.

3 comments:

Maia said...

Good to see you posting again Dorene. How is the spinning coming along?

Dorothy said...

Cotton silk isn't a bad thing for winter and winter doesn't last forever. Some people like to wear them indoors too where places are drafty or the heat doesn't work right.

Wool works too and it is warm though.

Mean Mama said...

Glad you are back to blogging! Tell us more about the exchange . . .