And There’s Knitting

When the cat isn’t on my lap, there really is knitting.

Right now I’m working on an Eris shawl. It went to Vegas last month but I never took it out of the suitcase. Just knowing knitting is nearby is a comfort, sometimes.

After some frustrating winding woes, these are the 3 colors. They’re all┬áMalabrigo Sock yarn.

photo (6)Lettuce (green), Cordovan (brown) and Tizano Red (umm…red)

I started off strong


and then tried to count stitches while having a conversation

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and went from 160 stitches to 50. I kept my wits about me and forged ahead


being sure to put a marker on the right side (don’t ask why I needed one – we’re not going there), and now I’m up to the second color


You didn’t think this would be an exciting post, did you? Well, I guess you were wrong. (Unless you follow me on Twitter and Instagram…then you were there during the good and bad times, right from the start.)

At this rate, this will be the knitting that I’m taking to Stitches South. With any luck, it will make it out of the suitcase and get to mingle with some fancy, schmancy yarn. If nothing else, it will be traveling home with some fancy, schmancy yarn.

I’m a yarn snob and I’m OK with that. Are you?


All of the stitch markers were made by me. I still have my ArtFire shop. Take a browse.