Wednesday, May 15, 2002

well, last night and Monday I did get some knitting done. Working on the shawl I've switched to garter st and the new sts are sort of pooking and being all wavy like because garter st is wider than stockinette. So I could go down in needle size (ha) or I guess just live with it. What I'll end up with is a lace pattern that starts at the neck and goes down to around my elbows and then starts pouffing a bit and stretching waaaay more and I'll see how long I can plug away at this and that will be the length of said shawl. It's the Elizabeth Zimmermann Pi Are Square shawl which means it's a half circle with two triangles on each half that start thin and get wider and when worn sort of make lapels. So that's good. It was fun to knit and talk- if I'm home here I just tend to surf and surf on the internet crazily collecting odd links and such until the wee hours. We don't have a TV so this is sort of my entertainment.

The lime green washcloth I was making for a friend turned was frogged and started again, but this time with a garter edging and stockinette on the inside, started diagonally, and will be a headkerchief so said friend can keep her unruly locks tamed. Have I told you my cat fetches?
I have yet to figure out how I am going to make the ties for it. I-cord, I suppose. Doesn't that seem bulky, though?

And about all these links, well, I'll get it all out of my system eventually. I think I'm 'finding my voice' on this here blog so you may have to put up with wierd links to civet cat poop coffee for a bit. Kate has generously emailed me with tips on how to move my blog (woo hoo! no more ads at the top!) and we'll see about that on the weekend. Oh yeah, gotta go see "Attack of the Clones" or whatever it's called, the new Star Wars. We'll see, I'm not holding my breath. I know Jar Jar is still going to be in it somewhere.

I'm Peony Hamwich of Buckleberry Fern
Thanks The Hobbit Name Generator
squib is also a Peony. Hoorah!

Ummm, this is scary...
Simulaids - Life/form® KERi Complete Nursing Skills Manikin

My Hair Is So Crazy - By Jamie Allen

Just so you can stay on top of the lastest in textile trends
Thinking Putty, Fabric of the Future!

The Life of Flax
The Flax

Accommodation: 4 – 6-bedded flats in the farm, or in the mediaeval villages of Anversa and Cocullo.
Facilities: laundry, independent heating, kitchenette - crockery, fireplace in every flat.

Camping, recreational and free-time activities: 5 tent beds, 5 camper caravans, animal watching, agricultural activity guide, herbalist courses, cheese-making courses, walks in the mountains, woods, Park, 1 km from the Natural Reserve, 1 km from riding school, 8 km from lake, 8 km from fishing grounds, 15 km from skiing grounds, 60 km from the sea. BIOAGRITURISMO LA PORTA DEI PARCHI - Anversa degli Abruzzi - Aq - Italy

And, you can go there!! and learn how to dye and weave! Aaaah, can you imagine, to be there when they are lambing and to be able to eat and relax and live on a beautiful Italian farm...
BIOAGRITURISMO LA PORTA DEI PARCHI - Anversa degli Abruzzi - Aq - Italy

Just in case you were wanting to adopt a sheep

And, in a cautionary vein, I bring you...
The Deadly Follies of Stick Figure Warning-Man and Family

In case you had a hankering to go to a library with a cat, here you go.
Library Cats Map