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Heroes and Good Cold Meds

October 30, 2006

I have a new hero. Nona pointed out what was keeping my header graphic from showing up when my blog was viewed in Firefox.

If you know me or have read more than one of my previous blog posts, you won't be surprised. It appears that my comments were too lengthy, and Firefox wanted some brevity. Hah! Me? Brief?

Anyway, the header graphic seems to be showing up now. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Nona! Not only do I learn and/or become inspired yarn-wise when I read your blog, but now you've solved, in the 2 minutes it took me to read your comment and go modify my template, that which had been eluding me for DAYS. Yay, you!!! Yet another good reason that you've been in my Favorites folder forEVer.

And now, ladies and gents, how about an actual FIBER post? Though I haven't done much more than fondle fabric since I fell ill (and no, I'm still not 100%), after about a week and a half I was able to focus enough to play with yarn.

I'll do a separate post with the latest chapter in the saga of felted hats, but as Python'ers say...

Now, for something completely different.

edited Nov 1 to say:
WTH? How long has the picture not been showing up? Sheesh.


Shawl


This is the beginning of a Lotus Blossom Lace shawl from The Best of Knitter's Magazine Shawls and Scarves, edited by Nancy J. Thomas. I'm doing it in what I had close to my comfy chair, which was some forest green Lion WoolEase (a casualty of yet another hat debaucle) on size 8's.

Yeah, I know, it's not the cobweb-lace thing. But, hey. I have never done a shawl before. I have never done much with lace before. I have never been able to correctly read/follow a chart before. Wow, those cold meds must have really made me invincible, yes?

I am life-lining about every 4 rows. I figured this out way early in the process! So far, I'm frogging and tinking about 1 row out of 4 (this is me being generous with my estimate... it's probably a 1:1 ratio, if I really pay attention!).

There are 4 charts. I have no idea if this thing will block flat. I don't care. I'm learning. I'm feeling smart when I can get through 4 rows without tinking. What more can a chick ask for?

Hmmmm... I wonder if Mom would like something like this, say, ohhhh, THREE Christmases from now?

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At 10/30/2006 8:28 PM, Blogger otter Babbled Back:  

Pretty lace! Lace is one of those confusing things....kinda fun...very frustrating...and very satisfying when done. I did my first last year and feel full of myself from it...LOL
cyanide

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