Dull, Dull Dull

I’m feeling exceedingly dull lately (egads – I sound like Jane Austen!).  Too much Masterpiece Theater lately.  Even Maggie is hooked:

Austendog

It seems like the most common exchange around our house lately is:  Hubby, "What are you going to do today (tonight, tomorrow)?"  Me, "Study".  We were discussing who would be happier when I finish and we agreed it was a toss up.  On the bright side, I finished one class.  I read the book, attended the seminar, wrote the paper.  It’s a Pass/Fail class, so as long as my paper is semi-coherent (and I’m pretty sure it is), there are no worries there.  I also have finished three out of the four projects for my Early Childhood Education class.  At the end of the month I will order my cap and gown and my parents are making their plane reservations this week.  So . . . . I just need to keep my nose to the grindstone for just a little longer!

Since I had time away from the house the past two weeks, I took a quick little traveling project with me and finished it last weekend and blocked it today:

Landscapescarf

Although I couldn’t get picture of it, I had a lot of helping pinning this out.  Maggie was right in the thick of things, which annoyed Kirby greatly.  He obviously feels it’s his job to help block knitting.  This is the Landscape Scarf by Evelyn Clark, yarn is Hazelknits in the Greenlake colorway, gifted to me by Kris of Sonny and Shear.  Thanks Kris – now I have a neat scarf for St. Patrick’s Day.

Speaking of Sonny and Shear, I just received an order of Dream in Color Baby.  Yum!!

Baby

This will be for a shawl, but I haven’t decided which one yet.  I keep waffling.  Please feel free to jump in with suggestions.  So far the candidates are Landscape Shawl, Angel Lace Shawl or Field of Flowers, found here.  Or perhaps a third Peacock Feathers?  The possibilities are endless!

12 thoughts on “Dull, Dull Dull

  1. Love the shawl! How did you get your ends to curve like that?

    On the next pattern, how about Swallowtail by Evelyn Clark? It’s on Ravelry as a download.

  2. You’re so close to being done. A little too soon for congratulations, but I’m excited for you.

    Nothing so helpful in the blocking process as a couple of talented canines. Glad you had help. It’s very pretty.

  3. There’s a new group on Ravelry for “Moroccan Days/Arabian Nights” – a stole (1800 yds). The designer has also published a scarf version “Magic Carpet” (1200 yds). Beautiful. In my queue.

  4. Just returned from a knitting retreat with Evelyn Clark. Check her web sight for possible shawls, maybe, the hyacinth shawl. all her samples were beautiful.

  5. Oooh, I love the Landscape shawl. I never considered using the HazelKnits for that. It turned out beautiful. I may need to make one myself…you’ve got me all inspired!!!!

  6. The landscape scarf looks great, and I love that rose color of Dream in Color. Have you looked at Anne Hanson’s shawls/scarves (knitspot.com)? I bought a few of her patterns, and they’re interesting and clear.

  7. I love the scarf. I didn’t know it came in a smaller form. It looks like a great pattern to use for a small amount of special yarn and I might have to try that. The other yarn is pretty too. I have the angel lace pattern on my list too.

  8. I have been eyeing the Veil of Isis shawl from badcatdesigns. So many terrific shawl patterns to choose from. That is a very pretty quick project. In looking at your gallery, I particularly admire the Barbara shawl – another pattern I have been considering. Enjoy seeing your work.

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