There was always a box of Constant Comment Tea in the cupboard when I was growing up. Mom didn't drink much tea, that I remember, but she always had some on-hand. While I certainly don't have "constant comments" around here, I get a few now and then and they sure do add up! I noticed this morning that the number is nearing 6000 and that's a good enough reason for a contest, no? All you have to do is leave a comment and if you're #6000, I will send you a yet-to-be-determined prize.
*Please allow me to clarify that those 6000 comments are on 750 posts! I can't believe I've been blogging for 2-1/2 years and have written seven hundred and fifty posts!! Anyway, that's an average of 8 comments per post, which isn't bad, but we're definitely not setting the world on fire with the "constant comments" over here. ; )
Having finished the Very Fab Fib, it's been all Shirley Shrugs around here this week. Another inspired project, this time by Shirley Paden's Cabled Shrug in the Fall 2005 Interweave Knits, it was to be a Christmas 2005 gift for my mom. I'm ashamed to say that these pictures are over six months old and, at the time, the shrug was already overdue by more than a month. I've changed most of the cables, removed the bobbles, and am making short-row "shoulders" with the hope that this will sit on and hug the shoulders. I try to forget that I'm actually knitting a very, very, very wide scarf -- that's also quite long -- with lots of cables. Oy. I've completed one of the shoulders already (right side pictured in middle, wrong side at right) and I will confess that I keep admiring it, trying it on various shoulders in the household, using it as motivation to keep.on.knitting... Oh, I've got to get this done! (Reminder to self: No Christmas Knitting this year -- with possible exception for Mack!)
Thanks for the piratey chin-ups yesterday -- I had some good laughs! More than anythin', "yo ho ho" be a good replacement fer th' smokes -- nay poop decks or walkin' planks fer me! Yo ho.