Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Knit, InterNet-woes, & Missy hanging out. . .

Hello Friends. . . The center of the shawl is complete and now I'm "binding off" by knitting-off the 576 stitches into a lace edging:
This Icelandic Unspun yarn is so very warm that I knit while keeping the whole thing in a plastic bag on my lap! lol. It helps a little bit and it does keep my kitty off of it. . . Missy loves to 'knead' her paws in this soft stuff.
Look closely to see the bamboo needle sticking out of the shawl near the upper right corner [in the pic below]; that's the center! OMGoodness, but this is going to be one large shawl! LOL. I was planning on blocking it on my queen size bed, but as you can see, that plan will have to be revised!
Here's Missy hanging out in her fave chair by the front window. She sure knows how to stretch out and REEEE-LAAAAX! lol. She's a lot of fun to watch.
Internet update: Still no U-Verse Line! *big dissapointing sigh!* . . . Not sure how long it will take. Originally it was only supposed to be a couple of weeks! Oh my. Not being able to get OnLine everyday with my friends has given me a horrible case of "Internet-Putter-Withdrawal"! LOL
I remember something my dear Mother used to tell me. . . that if one looks hard enough, there is good in everything. So, while not being on the putter has been awful, it has provided me with a ton of knitting time. LOL. The knitted shawl is almost done. Only about 200 more stitches to 'knit off' to complete the lace edging.
Well, that's it for now. Thank you for stopping by & leave a comment if you like. . . I enjoy reading them.


Cathi said...

What a gorgeous shawl! Love the colour of the yarn!
Missy is adorable and so typically a cat -- relaxing is what they do so well!

Miriam said...

Goodness, you have done a lot of knitting! That shawl is beautiful.

Love the photo of Missy. One of our cats likes to sit on my lap when I am sewing.

I hope your computer problems are sorted out soon!

Crispy said...

The shawl is gorgeous!! See what can get accomplished when we don't hang out on the computer all the time? I hope to never have to experience that LOL.


Rosa Robichaud said...

I'm pawing at my monitor.... I miss you, Cyn!!!

Come back to email-land, PUH-LEEESE?!?!??!

Tell those tech people you got friends in your monitor, that miss you to pieces!!!! *grin*

Oh... love the shawl and the kitty, too, BTW! *VBG*


Cattinka said...

Wow, you´ve almost done it. The shawl is huge and looks very beautiful!

Elly D said...

That shawl is some accomplishment Cyn! It's beautiful! oh and so is Kitty :)) And I second Rosa's Plea :)))) WE MISS YOU :)))
hugs Elly

Jackie's Stitches said...

What a clever idea to keep your project in a bag to stay cool! It looks gorgeous!

Scrappy quilter said...

What a beautiful shawl. Hope you get your computer problems solved soon.

Carrie P. said...

Wow, your shawl is so delicate looking and it looks so soft. I can see why your cat likes it.

Karen said...

I love how Missy is just hanging out! So cute!

SteffiniD said...

My what a wonderful shaw! It is stupendeous. Was gonna say gorgeous but that was already said many times lol. Missy looks like Smokey in finding the strange ways of "relaxing" lol!

Joan said...

Your shawl is absolutely beautiful Cyn. I also love the rest of your blog...lovely knitting. Great work. However long has that taken you?