Wednesday, May 09, 2007

The "For Shazmina" Project

So it has been a while. I have been pondering many things on my mini blogging break.

  1. I am currently heavily involved in a knitting obsession, to the point where I left a brunch catchup with friends so that I could go home and knit. How long will it last?

  2. The likelihood of a cold snap in Sydney so that I can wear some of the things I am knitting.

  3. The necessity of a trip to the Blue Mountains so that I can wear some of the things I am knitting.

  4. Have noticed that I am more obsessed with knitting than I normally am.

  5. Why is it that the only gay men fight over me? (There is a story here)Should I be concerned that the numbers of gays in my village are increasing exponentially?? Will I ever meet a decent STRAIGHT man?? (that's a rhetorical question, there are many great straight guys out there!).

  6. Why is Princess Meena looking at me like that? She is FREAKIN' ME OUT!!!

  7. Why am I feeding Princess Meena Greenseas Pink Salmon? Should I just change her name to "She who must be obeyed"?

  8. Why do cats and cute little cat clothes not mix??

I love the way my mind works! Makes me laugh..... ALOT!!

So here is what I have been working on during my short hiatus. I have just finished 10 repeats of the Forest Canopy Shawl for ME!! ( only 5 more to go!) It has been kind of strange knitting something for myself. I have made a few mistakes, but instead of frogging I have either unknit or just fixed it and left the mistake in there. It is not that I don't care, I think it is because there is no pressure for it to be perfect, I am just enjoying the knitting. Kind of cool really!

It has also made me realise that I am obsessively in love with silk. JUST LOVE IT! For the shawl I am using Cherry Tree Hill DK silk merino, in the Peacock colourway. I cant stress enough how wonderful this yarn is to knit with. And this particular colourway is DIVINE! Sometimes when I look at it Blue/green is the main colour, and other times it looks purple. It is just simply stunning and I cant wait to wear it!

So this weekend I will have another finished object to show you all. I cant wait!!


Rose Red said...

OMG!! I have been contemplating the exact same things (except for #5 - no men have ever fought over me!!). I am almost prepared to move to Canberra in order to have more cold weather!!

SadieandLance said...

I thik I see pinks and aqua in the shawl. But it may just be my monitor.

You're such a finisher completer at the moment!

Nora said...

Beautiful work Ms S.
I don't see any green in the shawl though - just blue, purple and red/pink. Weird, eh?

amy said...

It's lovely. I can't knit with silk. My 5yo asked where silk comes from, and we found out the process, and he was horrified, and I promised I wouldn't knit with silk anymore. Well, I was a vegetarian for years, so I suppose I shouldn't be so surprised... :)

amy said...

PS Not that I ever knit with silk BEFORE.... I hadn't gotten to it yet...

Jejune said...

The shawl is looking just gorgeous!

If Princess Meena keeps acting up and bossing you around, just make her look at this web site!

Good luck on the guys front - my Dotter also has problems at College (Year 11 & 12), all the guys are either sports jocks, pot heads, gay, or rabidly Christian. Most of her male friends are gay!