Sunday, September 21, 2008

Shawls, Flu and Tattoos

I received some yummy yarn from Tara, 100% baby alpaca in Bruised Bloodwood from Yarncakes. I LOVE this colourway, so much so I stalked and managed to buy another skein of it.

Since doing the Forest Canopy Shawl I have searched for a new lace pattern to tackle. I found Commelina last night and decided that was the pattern for the Bruised Bloodwood. I cast on Commelina this morning, so far, so good!

I've almost completed one end. Once that is done you pick up along the edge and do the body of the scarf. This will be another new step for me, I hope I can do this right :)

Thank you for all the lovely comments on my shawl, much appreciated, HUGS!
I just got E to take a few pics of me wearing the shawl, I am NOT a photogenic person, ever! lol So this is as good as it gets hehehe.

Photos show all your flaws, I'm horrified at some of the pics I deleted. I never realised how many chins I actually had, eep!

Now, imagine losing 20 kilos and knitting smaller articles.....yup, day, I guess when I am ready it will happen. Today I am just too tired to even think about it. :P

Just as I thought E was getting over his flu bug, I got it! Fever on a 33C day isn't fun at all. I was so cold I curled up in bed under 3-4 blankets. A week later and both of us are still coughing, it just won't budge. Certainly glad I didn't take this bug down to Sarah's. My ribs hurt like hell from all the coughing, I even have swelling on them.
Enough of that topic, ick!

On Sep 12th, 2008 I left class for an hour and went and got this tattoo on my right inner wrist. It's my first tattoo and I love it. Within 24hours I was wondering what I could add to it :) I barely felt it, I was expecting pain and alot of it, but nada. Not sure if that is a good thing or a bad thing, cause no pain makes it so easy to go get more done...alot of pain would make me rethink it, lol, well for a minute or two anyways :)


librarylass said...

Lookin' good Pips!

Anonymous said...

Even more lovely on you.

And I love your new yarn & pattern.