Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Nice weather FINALLY!

DH is photographing a torch ginger on Maui's east side....

Here in the midwest now, we are so blessed with wonderful 80 degree warmth with no humidity to speak of. Aaaaah. I came home at lunch today, and knit on my patio instead of eating :) And then, I came home 5 hours later and got right back onto the lounge chair, and promptly fell asleep! I took an hour long nap in the early evening dappled sunshine. So lovely! Thank God for nice weather.

I am intensely knitting on shawl lace. Here's my progress: 's lumpy ain't it?!

It is getting pretty big! Only halfway done with the length of it so far--it's gonna be a doozy :) Best part so far?--I'm only one chart behind now...! I guess I'd better come up with some blocking wires soon--hmmm, where would I find some of those? Any suggestions?

Happy Hump Day (Dawner, I know you remember that! And also Sink Joseph...)


Jeanne said...

Love the shawl!

Knit with me! said...

WOW, that shawl is truely beautiful
Great job!

Lisa W. said...

The shawl will be gorgeous and the lumpy will all block out. Try knitpicks for blocking wires...or you can just use the 'russian method' (although some of my russian friends say they've never heard of doing this) by running a long contrast thread through the edges and then block it to size, pinning only the contrast thread out. Gives a beautiful finished edge i think.

Carrie K said...

The shawl is beautiful!

I tend to pin them to the bed to block. There's just not enough room otherwise and I've never had good luck with the wires. Pinning. 80 kabillion thousand pins.