Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Yarnarian Found a Project!

It's this one. I've wanted to do this ever since I saw it made up. In real life it's much prettier than in the picture. I have a bunch of JoJo Land yarn from all over the place. I tend to buy it if I'm visiting an LYS in vacation mode. Inexpensive, pretty, and what am I going to do with it once I get home. So I started this shawl. The instructions are not exactly straight-forward, but I'm figuring it out. One change I made is to end each row with P1, and slip the first stitch of each row knitwise to give me that nice pick-up edge.

So this is what I have so far. At this rate, I'll be finished when I'm 120 years old.

Wonderful News: I've been having knees for a while and it's gotten particularly bad in the right knee, so last week I told the doc. He sent me for PT, and yes, yes, yes! It's not the knee; it's the quads and hamstrings and such. Well, it is still the knee because it hurts, but the X-ray was fine, and I don't need surgery or any such activity. I've been to this physical therapist before. She got me through the really bad back moment I had a few years ago, so I trust her implicitly. And I like going to PT. Hey, I like the stretching and working the whatever, and I can actually see progress. So, watch out world, Yarnie the Yarnarian is going to get strong legs. Tremble in fear, you weaklings.

Flower Fairies sotm: Yes, I know you are royally sick of me talking about it, but I'm only going to tell you that I'm full up. Yes, I can squeeze in a couple more people, so if you want to do it, go to Etsy and sign up. Otherwise you'll be too late and you'll cry and have a tantrum, and you'll feel very sorry for yourself. This is the biggest club I've done., and I'm quite excited about it, and so is YarnYenta.

And that's the news from New Jersey, where the days are getting longer, and what little snow we had is melting and the Yarnarian is going to be mighty and powerful!

itsJUSTme-wendy - I was going to dye tomorrow, but with PT early in the morning and then a hair appointment, I'm not going to have time. I'm hoping for Thurs. I really wanted to dye the past few days, but it's been too busy and I hate dyeing when I feel that way. I like to just enjoy it. So remind me tomorrow. See, I put all the work onto you. Heh heh heh! I have a few customs to do, and I like to do them, so keep your fingers and toes crossed that there are no family crises.

Henya - I don't mind PT. It's pain that I can't do anything about that I mind. Can't you just see me in my shawl collection and giving my speech about the joys of being 120?


itsJUSTme-wendy said...

I am going to look through your yarn stash and might order another one. Do you know off hand if you have one in browns and tans, or will you be doing one that color?

The new pattern you are doing looks hectic!

itsJUSTme-wendy said...

oh I will remind you.
It is for a small shawl for someone special. She likes neutral colors, so like coffee, tans, brown, if you want you can even throw in a small amount of teal (but if not thats ok too).

thank you thank you thank you!

Henya said...

I love the pattern you are making. And I am sure you will look very cute in this shawl giving your "How I made it to 120" speech.
Good about the knees. PT is a pain, but a lot less pain than surgery.

itsJUSTme-wendy said...

I almost forgot to remind you!!!!

I remembered when I sat down to knit.


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