"Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either." ~ Elizabeth Zimmerman


What's In This Stuff?

Didn't get much done at bead group yesterday, mostly cos I was yakking too much. Every couple rows I'd have to undo what I'd just done cos I screwed up. I worked on a chevron sculptured peyote bracelet I started a few weeks ago. I was going to finish a pair of dream catcher earrings I was making for Rathdrum Days, but I discovered I am about 10 beads short of finishing, and the color I need is not available around here because the shop I got it at is out of business--specifically MY shop. I used one of the beads I brought home with me. 10 beads short. I can't believe it! I will have to take the earrings apart and rework the pattern a bit so I don't need those 10 beads. Anyway, in disgust, I chucked them back in my case and got the bracelet out.

Cindy was there-hooray! She's finally shaking the creeping crud, but now Bill is feeling it. I can't have a sick Bill. He's supposed to be doing the Rathdrum Days booth with me. Arrrgh...

When I got home from bead group, well, first of all, you need to know I was wearing my new jeans and some cute sandals. I stopped the car, shut off the engine, put my foot outside the car and promptly got stung-twice!-by a Bee, just under my ankle. Not a Yellow Jacket, a Bee, of the honey making variety. Apparently I disturbed it while it was having it's way with a clover flower and it didn't like that. Oh man, but it hurt! I've been stung by lots of Yellow Jackets, but none of them hurt as bad as this did. I hop-ran into the house. Couldn't find the bee-sting stick, so grabbed a tube of Benadryl and smothered the sting in that. Wow! I got instant relief! This morning there's no pain or swelling. Just two tiny little red spots where the dirty deed was done. I don't know what they put in that Benadryl stuff, but I sure like it.

It has never occurred to me that a pattern, other than the traditional spiral, could be done in Cellini. But someone has done it. Check out the black and white bracelet on this site:

Awesome Eye Candy

Just in case you don't know, Knitpicks is having a sale. 40% off all their books. I ordered, of course. Cindy showed me a couple books I'd not seen before I just had to have. Not Just Socks and Not Just More Socks by Sandi Rosner. I also ordered The Opinionated Knitter by Elizabeth Zimmerman. I'm not really a Zimmerman fan, but I would like to make her Adult Surprise jacket, so I need the book.

Today I get my stuff ready for Rathdrum Days. Gotta price it all and whatnot. Fun fun!

Have a great day.

1 comment:

  1. your pea pod cardigan looks wonderful. I also have just waisted about 3 hours trying to write the pattern down. It is the worst chart - pattern i have come across but such a beautiful sweater. do you have any tips that would help. thanks