Thursday, May 29, 2008

AWOL

Yesterday evening I decided I wanted to work on something somewhat challenging. Since I only have 4 rows of my Mystic Light Shawl and then the cast off to do, I thought that maybe a row or two of that was in order... It's over 300 stitches at this point, with patterning on both sides of the knitting, so it takes a while.
Since I'm knitting it out of Handmaiden Sea Silk (in the Sangria colourway), I have to keep it in a closed bag. Otherwise Tiger likes to inspect the yarn. I think that he might be able to smell the sea in the fibres... Have you ever tried to convince a cat to look with his eyes and not his teeth? Yeah - the zippered bag is easier.
For some reason that eludes me, I did not put the pattern into the bag with the knitting. I had put it on the lower shelf of the end table at the knitting end of the couch... Was it still there yesterday evening? No! I've searched high, and I've searched low, and there is absolutely positively no way that I will be able to find that pattern anytime soon. We all know that I will eventually find it but I decided to save myself some grief.
Today I wandered over to Knit and Knag and bought the pattern. Considering the time I invested yesterday evening in searching, the $8 was well worth it to avoid further loss of precious knitting time. Go on over and have a look - her patterns are gorgeous!

P.S. Fred is back from his winter vacation, so maybe I can convince him to model a few things soon...

5 comments:

km said...

Oh...can't wait to see it once it's blocked. I'd love to say more...but I'm so brain dead from today. Let's just say that it started with a early morning phone call to the plumber and ended with a new water heater. I'll email when I have a brain.

scappyhappy said...

I have looked for things like that and just gone out and bought whatever I was looking for again! I have no excuse! I live alone...must be my blond moments and not the age thing..LOL I can't wait to see your finished shawl!

Cycling Knitter said...

looking forward to seeing the FO,

I also have a mysterious pattern thief in our house...

trouble is I usually download patts and then junior uses the backs for drawing!!

Angie

Robin said...

ooohhh...I can't wait to see it! I've been wanting some SeaSilk myself.
Fred's so handsome!

Jess P. said...

I'm with cycling knitter, the patterns in my house usually become drawing paper and then cut up into teeny tiny pieces. "I'm cutting Momma!"