Sunday, July 23, 2006


Well, stick a fork in me, I'm done with the pink mohair shawl! The finale even had drama as I ran out of yarn with only 1 and 1/2 sides bound off. The handiness of spinning is that one can prepare and spin more yarn and dye it to match. Mostly. Which I did.

The center is hot fuchsia and the pattern is called Swans Wings and I found the pattern in Traditional Knitted Lace Shawls by Martha Waterman. I worked the main pattern and when the first skein was done, I joined on a red and hot fuchsia second skein and knit those damn wings until I couldn't stand it any more and changed to a more simple Vine pattern (same book) and eventually joined the last skein, red/orange and hot fuchsia. The last few rows are plain knitting with an increase in every third stitch, every other round. I crocheted the bind off, and added small glass beads every 2 or 3 inches.

I even blocked it! Wet it and spun it out and laid it out on the guest bed. The beads held it in place so I did not use pins. Wallah!

Bunny News: In spite of nesting behavior, Fuzzarelly still has no babies. Cutie is in an even bigger nest building frenzy. She is due and I am excited. Anna Nicole's butt is healing well.

Lady Murgatroyd. What I am to do with her? Last week, I began to place her cage inside a fence on the lawn. By the second day, she had learned to jump on top of the cage and then out and over the fence. Look out, bunny on the loose! Here she is, hiding out under the front porch steps. "Hello, I am handi-capable!"