Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tempus Fugit! (did I spell that right?)

Has it really been two weeks since I posted anything here?

Those daffodils in the last pictures are kaput, but now the redbud, flowering crabapple and dogwood trees are blooming. I've done little bits of yardwork, but not too much. Mostly I've been knitting. Here are two shawls I've finished recently.

When Rose spent the night here a few weeks ago, she said she wanted me to make a shawl for her to give to her teacher at the end of the school year. "A big one like yours, but red . . . you can use some white . . . stripes." She showed me on mine how wide she wanted the stripes to be. It is 27 inched long at center back - that should be big enough. The second picture is a close-up of the lace edging I put on it.

This one is smaller - only 20 inches at center back. I alternated two rows of solid red with two rows of a variegated red/pink/orange. The border is all red and is the tulip pattern I've used several times recently.

Both shawls are basically Elizabeth Zimmerman Pie-Are-Square shawls, with some variation.

I had my every-four-months oncology visit on March 26; I'm still in remission.


Christa said...

You are the fastest knitter I know. And your results are beautiful. So nice!

Anonymous said...

Remission is one of the best words in the English language!


Anonymous said...

Yes, you spelled it correctly! And we add our "Amen" to Renee's comment. Jim/Judy