I have to start by telling you that the comments about poor Maggie made me laugh – it wasn’t the conference call that made her look that way. She has two looks – maniac dog and sad dog. Sad dog usually gets her treats so she does the face all the time (maniac dog means its time for her to go out and run). So no worries – she’s actually a happy, if not spoiled, dog.
You know it is summer when the first zucchini is picked.
This one is really little – we seem to get either little ones or giant baseball bat zucchini. I was really excited to see it, though – it means that soon we’ll have lots of good things to eat out of the garden. I love having a garden – I actually don’t do anything in it – Larry does, but I get to eat it. Perfect!
OK, knitting blog….
On Saturday, I cast on for the Shetland Triangle from Wrap Style. I used the laceweight silk from Sunnyside Ellen that Larry gave me for Mother’s Day. Love the yarn – amazing color and sheen. Just didn’t like it in the pattern…
OK, part of it is that the pattern calls for fingering weight and this is laceweight (the whole time I was knitting I was telling myself that it was almost fingering…and I didn’t realize it called for fingering until after I started it). But it was on size 6 needles and just looked blah. I couldn’t really see the pattern, and I knew that its days were numbered when I kept on stopping and looking at it and trying to find the pattern. Rip.
I looked through my Ravelry queue – the skein had 660 yards so most of the laceweight shawls in my queue were out. But then I found it – Swallowtail Shawl (Ravelry link) – I have plenty of yarn, and it is just so pretty – a much better fit for the yarn…
What do you think? I think it looks much nicer – smaller needles, smaller pattern. I can’t remember what repeat I’m on (always a good sign!) but the 6 row repeat is perfect train knitting….I took this on Sunday, but it is probably double the size now….
It is amazing what the right pattern does for yarn, isn’t it? I’m looking forward to the nupps section!
OK, off to knit – have a great week!