Thursday, March 22, 2007

Hi! I have to admit, I am much better at reading other people's blogs than posting to my own. However, I have something truly blogworthy to report at last. After much to-ing and fro-ing, lengthy consultations with my knitting friends, vast amounts of mail order traffic, incredible pattern and yarn acquisitions trying to please Herself the Bride, and much general hassle all the way around, I have finally started the Wedding Shawl from Hell. I am not casting aspersions on the pattern (Lily of the Valley from Fiddlesticks) or the yarn (Alpaca Cloud from Knitpicks, color Horizon) even though I really think a nupp is a Dr. Seuss character and not a knitted object. I am still stunned at what a lengthy process it was to get to finally cast on! One of my yarn shipments was in UPS limbo for six days due to "a late train" - or that was what they claimed anyway. I am now intimately aquainted with how absurdly askew colors on the computer display can be compared to the real thing. I just hope the knitting itself is uneventful, since the wedding is April 21.

On a more positive note, I now have enough patterns and laceweight yarn to last well into the next millenium. I will never run out of things to do!

Hopefully I will get into the true blog swing of things and post some photos as I go along. This is all still new!
Knit in peace.