25 February 2007

You know those days...

...when people shock you with their love and understanding? When you head home expecting a huge fight and instead get love and cuddles and "I trust you?"

I love those days.

The short version of the story is that the birth control pills go into the trash, and I get to have my own personality back. No, I'm not going to start knitting tons of baby hats just yet...but my faith has been multiplied by the response to my dilemma. Yay.

I know, I know, you're here for the knitting.

Scheherazade is done. I haven't blocked it yet (how the heck do you block mohair and silk? Thoughts? This thing is longer than I am tall!), but I took it outside to get a picture. Thanks to Cameraman Robb for his help, I can't afford a tripod yet (having spent my raise on yarn).

This one is his favorite picture, so I'm putting it up. We'll just be clear that I don't think it's a flattering picture of me, or the shawl...

I much prefer this one:

But then, I've been known to read Jane Austen for fun. Just sayin'.

I'll have to make Robb sleep on the couch one afternoon and block this sucker on the bed.

And then, the item that has completely distracted me from all living things for three days now:

This is the Ribs and Lace Tank from the newest IK, and I'm knitting it out of RYC Classic Silk Aran on my brand-y new Denise Interchangeable set. If you look closely at the top, you can see one of the cables pressed into service as a stitch holder. I'll tell you how impressed I am with these needles tomorrow; today, let's just love the tanktop.




It's so pretty. And I love it. And it's pretty. And stuff.

And the world is good to me today.


AlisonH said...

Exquisite. Just gorgeous.

My verification word is hfirbl--her fireball (that gorgeous thick hair of yours), or does it mean the cat, ie furball? I don't usually comment on verification words, but that one struck me as pretty funny.

Ranee said...

Does this mean you are trying for a baby? Or is this just a medicine conflict kind of thing?

I absolutely love, love, love the shawl! I think that picture with your eyes down is lovely, also. Sheherezade is a shawl I've been wanting to make, I have the pattern and yarn, but haven't started it yet.

I have been meaning to write you to thank you for your comments on my dilemma. We asked some questions that make us feel a little bit better, though not perfectly at ease, about the marriage. We are still not going to the wedding, but we did send a gift with our best wishes and prayers.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE IT!!! Can't wait to see it in person and if Robb has to sleep on the couch, well, I just hope it's a comfortable couch!! L

Sheila said...

I love the shawl. And your red hair is great! Hope you starting feeling better off the pill. I was on it for ever and I didn't realize how much it effected my moods until I was off it.