Monday, October 5, 2009

The Eye of the Storm

It feels like I am in the eye of the storm right now. We have been through the most difficult part of the storm, putting our house on the market, keeping it clean for showings, offers, counter offers, counter to the counter offers, inspections, repairs, contingencies, appraisal, and now the calm before the big move at the end of the month. which is when the tail of the storm will come whipping through, so I thought I'd take this opportunity to post. Let you know that I'm still here. Please forgive me for I haven't been able to keep up with comments on your blogs, but I am enjoying reading them whenever I get a chance. What is most disturbing to me is I have not picked up the knitting needles in several weeks. Soon, soon things will be back to normal, or what I call normal.

I did have a chance to knit Damson a few weeks back. Ysolda Teague's latest shawl pattern. She is so clever. I love how the edge looks like crochet, but it is all knit stitches.

Damson by Ysolda Teague
String Theory Yarn - T.O.E. 100% superwash merino wool, 385 yds/sk
Color - Dark Star

US size 6 needles
Mods on Ravelry

WANTED: Photographer, one who is committed to taking creative close up shots, will tell me when I should fix my shirt, knows how to use photoshop, and doesn't sigh when asked to work. Do you know anyone?


Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

Gosh, have you been eaves dropping on me and Steve when it's time to take pictures - LOL You are not alone.

I love the shawl and the picture too :) I'm just casting on for a very similar pattern - I think that is just the perfect size shawl!

kim said...

I know exactly what you are going through. There are times when you think your life will never get back to normal again. It does all even out eventually. The Damson is beautiful, despite your lack of a cooperative photographer.

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Hope the move goes smoothly for you!! I have missed reading about your projects. Love the shawl!

I wish I knew of a good photographer for me. I keep making things for the kids partly because they are faster than adult knits and partly I have no one around who wants to sit and take 100 photos until I find one I like of myself ;)

t does wool said...

beautiful knit.
and LOL at your photography tale..;))

MadMad said...

Well, you know you won't find a photographer here, either... oh well. Yours at least come out nice!

I remember the utter horror show that is selling a home. Am glad to hear it's (mostly) over with for you and things will get back to normal soon!

Ally Johnston said...

Well if you find one, make sure you share them out, i guess we all need one. mine has now vetoed mention of ravelry! The shawl is so sweet, perfect length and so pretty

Philigry said...

oh, i love this on you too!

Jane said...

good luck with the move! hopefully, everything will be back to normal soon!