16 March 2007

Well, that was more excitement...

...than I need in an average day.

You may or may not know that two Verizon servers bit the dust a couple days ago, one in New York, and one in Mass. Oops. So much for my internet connection. This is the first time I've been online in DAYS I tell you, DAYS!!! I thought I was going to die from the lack of blogs. It was painful.

Today was a big day, though. Went to Mom's, because her iron is better than mine, and guess what I did?

I'll give you a hint.

Yup. I steam-blocked Scheherazade. It was nowhere near as scary as I thought it would be. I even touched the iron down briefly in some stubborn areas, just to make sure that it, ya know, mellowed out. Very briefly, and very, very carefully.

Check out the center motif.


I'm in love.

The very next big-lace-project is going to be Hanami, also designed by Melanie. I'm nearly positive that I'm going to knit it out of Lisa Souza's Sock! Merino in Mulberry, but I haven't entirely made up my mind. I do still have the purple lace yarn that started Scheherazade. We'll see.

Also, I got to hear Bill McKibben talk for awhile yesterday, which was very cool. Some good ideas about local economies, etc. Very neat.

He talked for this long:

I was gusset shaping when I got there. Have I mentioned how much I am in love with the Regia Bamboo yarn? I must have more, for summer socks. In love, love love!!

You've been asking me questions.

Kendra asked why I stopped using the Skacel laceweight and switched to the mohair/silk -- it's not Cracksilk Haze, by the way, it's.. Matil Kid Seta? Yeah, that one. Purely color reasons. I thought I'd want a purple shawl, the purple looked good with the chocolate brown skirt, but then I saw the cranberry color and just fell utterly in love. Normally I don't do red, it's too touchy with my coloring, but it just looked so amazing with the skirt that I couldn't help myself. I promise to get Robb to take pictures when I'm all dressed up so you can see.

Sheila (who has a blog, but my compy is being stubborn and won't let me see it so I can link her) asked when I'm going to Vegas -- next week! We're leaving Tuesday, back Thursday. There will be a full report. Robb's sister is getting married at the MGM Grand.

And now, one last picture, because when he took it, Robb said "That's the good one," so here you go.


Melanie said...

Scheherazade looks lovely! I'm so glad you're happy with it. I hope you enjoy Hanami too!

AlisonH said...

It's gorgeous!! Congratulations!!

Sheila said...

Have fun in Vegas. I always see at least one bride and one Elvis while in the casinos and people watching on the Strip. The lace stole is gorgeous!