25 August 2010

We Still Haven't Made Up, But ...

At least for now, I've found a way to make Flickr and Blogger let me post some pictures.  Because contrary to what it says in the Flickr FAQs and what others have suggested, I can't get Blogger to show a picture when I use the Flickr "Grab the link" method.  All I get is an error message. 

Anyway.

We had a great weekend in Baltimore with most of my family, as my nieces threw a surprise 40th anniversary party for my sister and brother-in-law.  They really went all out, and it was a great party with wonderful food, drink, and company.  The only down side of it was that we spent most of the time we were there getting ready for, or being at, said party, and as a result didn't get a lot of chance to just visit with everyone.  However, we have another big family event coming up in November, so we'll have a lot of chances to visit then, if not before.

Then, yesterday and today, I had to take sick days from work.  Some kind of sudden flu-like thing, which has settled down considerably, but really threw me for a loop.  And I hate to take sick days, as I don't have that many in the first place!  But unless something unexpected happens, I feel good enough to head back to work tomorrow. 

So, I had wanted to post pictures of something I've been working on and forgot to mention.   I started this at the beginning of August, and though it's been giving me fits sometimes, I'm enjoying it when it works!

Shetland Triangle Lace Shawl by Evelyn A. Clark
(Pattern link; Rav link)

I'm using Swan's Island Certified Organic Merino Fingering yarn, and not only is it pretty yarn, but it's really soft and pleasant to use for knitting.  This shade is, I believe, called Indigo.  Since taking this photo, I've made it a little bit farther along.  But due to my poor counting/chart reading skills, it has been a challenge. 

Also, like a lot of other people - knitters and otherwise - I love different types of bags.  Tote bags, box bags, handbags, notions bags - you name it, I probably have too many of it.  But this is the bag I chose to tote the project in, because I'm sure that Stephen Colbert would be pleased ...


It's actually quite nice to use as a knitting bag, since it is large enough for a the yarn, needles, notions, pattern, chart holder, and even a bottle of water and/or a piece of fruit.  In any event, it amuses me to carry my knitting in this bag.  ("Nation - have you seen the bags people are using for knitting these days??")

I am nearly finished deciding what I will do to celebrate my blog's 4th birthday, so I should be sharing that with you in the next few days. 

In the meantime, don't catch whatever it is that I have, take care, and happy knitting, reading, or whatever! 

6 comments:

Brigitte said...

Hee hee! That's a great knitting bag! Better than the "this'll do" bags I use.

I always lose my ability to both knit and count when I do lace. I usually cry a lot too. Dunno...

Marie said...

One of these days I'm really going to have to try knitting lace. I find it very intimidating.

Love your Colbert knitting bag.

handeyecrafts said...

Love the bag! LOVE THE BAG!

Channon said...

Hope you really are better... I'm guessing it was gastro-intestinal, and those almost always swing back around just when I'm sure it's gone.

Love the shawl, and the tote. I'm using a couple of LARGE Vera bags to wrangle my multiple WIPS...

Dianne said...

I can't use the "grab the link" thing either! I have to use the "Grab the HTML/BBCode" thing and copy and paste the whole code into blogger. Why did they mess up something that was working fine??? Grrrrrr.

ImplausibleYarn said...

I kinda love Stephen and your bag, where did you find it?