After casting off the last stitch on the TTL Mystery Shawl at knitting group the other night, I enjoyed a dish of mocha salted caramel gelatto and lemon basil sorbetto (I could marry that sorbetto) while pondering what next to pull out of my bag of tricks. My choices were Beekeeper hexies or the Hundertwasser Lokken.
I want to see how Lokken's going to turn out; I'd sort of left it in the dust the past few weeks while working full-on TTL, so I had to take a few minutes to get reoriented and adjust. When I pulled it out, people was noticed -- and were intrigued enough to come over for a closer look. I overheard someone say that my crazy Hundertwasser version appealed to them so much more than the photo in the pattern! I love that version with the two-color self-striping yarn. It's all very interesting.
And in other news...
- About 2-3 days after agreeing to buy my sister's 7yo Hyundai -- mainly because it was a pretty good deal with great terms, not because there was an urgent need -- Katie posted the following on FB:
saab story no. 3
brightly painted saab
with leaking steering fluid
will drive no longer
RIP saab no. 3. you were the last in a line of greats.
- There was more wrong than just leaking steering fluid... there were noises, etc.
- About 2-3 days after giving up all hope of finding the "intelligent key" keyless ignition/entry fob that disappeared a year ago, or so, and deciding to bite the $350 +/- bullet to replace it (and have a spare), I opened my sewing machine case to do a little take-up job for Maddy and GUESS WHAT I FOUND?
- Obviously, despite best intentions, I haven't done any sewing in quite a while!