A Rainbow Connection

Why are there so many
Songs about rainbows
And what’s on the other side?
Rainbow’s are visions
They’re only illusions
And rainbows have nothing to hide

Here’s just a taste of what I saw while driving from the west end of the San Fernando Valley across the 101/134 to Pasadena. The pictures don’t do it justice.

And just so you don’t think I spent the weekend chasing rainbows, I finished a shawl!

Pattern: Tapestry Shawl
From: Just One More Row
Yarn: Schaeffer Nancy in…ummm…I don’t remember the color.

Modifications: Because I used the Schaeffer instead of the recycled silk the pattern called for, I went down to a size 13 needle. I also only did 14 points instead of 15, as I liked the way it fit at that point.

Also, my shawl is the “Featured picture” for that pattern on Ravelry! Whoo! This little guppy is just everywhere these days!

My coworkers have been watching me knit this shawl, and everyone LOVES the colors. (Trust me…the colors are much MUCH better in person). So after I finished knitting it Wednesday, I brought in something else to work on. My coworkers immediately started questioning the change. Keep in mind, these people have known me for exactly 3 months, and the conversation went something like this:

Them: What happened to your other project?

Me: It’s at home.

Them: Did you finish it?

Me: Yes, I just have to weave in the two ends.

Them: Is it REALLY finished or do you have it in a drawer somewhere with all your other projects?

Can you believe that??? Three months, NONE of them knit, and they’re giving me grief over my UFOs?!?!?! LOLOL They’ve got a lot of nerve doing that to a woman holding metal pointy sticks!

This weekend I’ve also cast on MimKnits’s Hidcote shawl in purple Malabrigo Laceweight, and EZ’s Baby Surprise Jacket in fuschia and acid green Cascade Superwash. I’m really liking both this pattern and the feel of this yarn. It’s been a while since I’ve worked with such a standard yarn. Don’t get me wrong. I’m far from a yarn snob. In fact I probably have more containers of Cascade than I do of Koigu…ok, that was a lie, but still! I have quite a bit! I’ve just been working on some specialty stuff, so it’s been Alpaca this and Merino that and Noro over there. It’s nice to do some basic, plain knitting. And since the baby isn’t due until the end of December, I’m hoping I’ll make the deadline. LOL

Wish me luck!

Lynda the Guppy
aka The Fish With Sticks

One response

  1. lol! My best friend doesn’t knit and she’s constantly giving me grief over my ufos… I was so excited last week when I finished a sock just so she’d stop harassing me! 🙂

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