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.


Nancy said...
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Nancy said...

To nupp or not to nupp...that WAS the question, so Herself the Bride chose nupps! I am not sorry, as the Wedding Shawl from Hell will be ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!! As you know, I am quite envious of your talents and yet am eternally grateful - I will cherish the Most Beautiful Shawl in All the World (new name) all of my days. Love Ya - Your Sis (Herself the Bride!!)

SJ said...

Oooh, I want to see a picture of this shawl you're knitting!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm insanely jealous that you can actually go to WEBS. I have to settle for ordering from them (probably a good thing, what with the yarn diet and all).

Knitting Therapy said...

The email you sent to me was set as "no reply" so I could not email back. I would love to see the phots of your sister's shawl. She is so fortunate to have this reminder of her wedding!

You are using blogger so adding photos is not difficult. Look at the top of the screen where you are composing your post.

Click on the icon that is the second from the right. The square that looks like a painting.

It will open a new window. You will need to browse to the location on your computer where you have saved the picture. I usually use the smallest size choice and I vary the location from left to right if I have more than one photo in a post.

This is the easiest way. It is not necessary to use a service such as Flickr.

SleepyEyes said...

How is the lace going? I'm also knitting a wedding shawl for a friend and actually loving it...I'm making another right after it! If you get a chance, check out my blog. I'm posting a May Lace race button and my newest podcast will be about lace. Would love to hear some feedback about how the knitting is going on this project!

Happy Knitting!

P.S. And thanks for commenting on my blog!

Knitman said...

Well, I fully expect to see the wedding shawl from hell when you have compelted it so be sure to let me know!