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I'm all about balance

Posted on Oct 14, 2005. 0 comments

I'm more likely than not to have a variety of projects going at once. I'd even go as far as saying I maintain a project in each major category-lace, socks, sweater at any given time. So in keeping balanced I've had to chose another lace project since I finished the Pi Shawl this week. Earlier in the month I bought myself some lovely Lorna's Laces Laceweight to make something special. I had some difficulty deciding which project to make. The contenders were the Highland Triangle Shawl from Folk Shawls, Stonington Shawl from Knitting Workshop, and from A Gathering of Lace the Shetland Lace Tea Shawl, and Shaped Triangle.
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I decided on the Shaped Triangle.
Fate tried to interfere but I soldiered on regardless.
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I'm hoping my yarn store has a broken Addi Return Policy. This is the first time I've broken a needle. Thankfully there weren't many stitches on the needle so disaster was avoided. Annoyance was not. But since I'm such a packrat so resourceful, I had another circular in the same size. Do not bother asking me how many US 3 circulars I have, I will plead the 5th.
Wool Tasting
I decided it was in everyone's best interest if the Husband had a short wool lesson before he jetted off to Europe for business. So I rummaged through my small stash to pull out varieties of wool, plied skeins, and multiple yarn weights to brief him on the nature of wool, what I like, and what I don't. He did smashingly. He could identify the different weights, merino from regular wool, and can name what animal Cashmere comes from.
I think I may have over-educated him though. At one point he said "So then fill in the blank is bad, right?" I blanched and told him to please not to call it bad in the Yarn Wool Shop, just that it's not the Wife's preference is all. The language barrier is enough, I'd rather not have him annoy the clerks when they are standing between me and Sweet Sweet Wool from the UK.

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