Well, school has started and it’s time to take a deep breath and not go into panic mode. I was stressing a little yesterday over how much I have to do, but once you break it down into sections, it becomes a little less intimidating. The key is to keep at it and not get behind! So, I’ve gone two whole days without even touching my knitting! And, looking ahead at the week, that may not change. So, get used to posts with little knitting content!

Having said that, I do have a FO to show:


I completed these shortly after returning from Orlando. The yarn was acquired in a trade with Fluffy Knitter Deb, who unfortunately is having computer issues and probably isn’t even reading this (if you are – Hi Deb). I really love this yarn and colorway. It is not quite as washed out as in the photo, but I didn’t have time to fiddle with it. This was my first try at the picot edge and I will definitely do it again. I love the soft, feminine look of it. Deb could not have chose a yarn that suits me more.

I also received a lovely surprise package in the mail – all the way from Australia. A Lace Knitting Exchange from the lovely Kate in Australia. The little frog pouch contains some lovely hand beaded stitch markers that I couldn’t get to photograph well. Thanks so much Kate! I love the color and am already looking at ideas for it. And don’t worry – your package will be in the mail soon. I have it ready to go but won’t be able to get to the post office until next week.


In closing – a picture of a wonderful meeting in Dallas last week. I had a long layover and was honored to have my Aunt Lucy and cousin Margaret come pick me up for lunch. I haven’t seen Margaret in well over 40 years (ok, we were babies, right?), but she was always one of my favorite cousins and is for sure now! She and my aunt took me out to a wonderful lunch at the Hyatt and we had a great time reminiscing and visiting and catching up on our lives. And what can I say about my aunt – I won’t reveal her age (she’d kill me!), but suffice it to say that I hope I become as gracious and lovely as she is.


Ok, now back to the books. Next post I’ll tell you all about medians, modes, means, standard deviations and variances. Yeah, I know, you can hardly wait.

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  1. I second the request for the name of the yarn used for your beautiful socks. Very pretty and some of my favorite colors.

    About that post on sstatistics you’re threatening – please put a warning label on it. I loved my math classes – all but statistics. It just didn’t seem as logical and true as real mathematics.

  2. Well, what a nice surprise! I’m not really “back” yet but sometimes the computer gods are with me and I can visit for a bit!

    I love the socks, they came out great and I’m so glad you enjoyed the yarn, it just said “send me to Dorothy” so I had to make it happy! It really is you 🙂

    Tell your readers it’s Fortissima that a friend sent me from Germany so I don’t think it’s “available” no matter how much “it’s Marguerite” too…sorry hunny, got any contacts in Germany? hehe…mine is back here now 😦

  3. Such pretty socks that will go great with jeans. Best of luck in the coming school year – there is always a need for dedicated social workers. Statistics – oh dear. All I can say is that I was lucky the prof. took pity on me so I squeaked by. Though I bet that if I took the class again with my years of maturity and experience I’d breeze through! ; )

  4. Hi Dorothy.
    With your expertise in lace knitting,I thought you might be able to help me.I have just finished knitting Sivia Harding’s Diamond Fantasy Shawl,I knitted it in 100% Regal Silk from ARTAYRNS.It turned out lovely ,but I don’t know how I can block it.I am not crazy about soaking it in water,do you know what would be the best way to go about it?

  5. Dorothy, when you have a minute could you please confirm that you received the email with the download instructions for the Forest Canopy Shoulder Shawl pattern? Thanks. I just want to make sure you’re all set; there was a problem with the first email address it was sent to.

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