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Friday, September 27, 2019

Shawls, and Photo Bombs

Making headway with my drop stitch shawl.  Partially cause it's bigger than it was when I last posted a picture, and partially because I found a pretty yellow for the next section that blends nicely with it.  On the left you see a section of garter, followed by drop stitch (in the darker blend), then a larger section of the lighter blend with fewer rows of garter between the lace/drop stitch.  Next section is back to the darker blend.  I'm hoping you can see the variance in the next garter stitch section which starts with dark, then light, and back to dark.  Then it's back to the lace/drop stitch area in the lighter blend, followed by another large garter only stitch area which is the reverse of the previous section and is light-dark-light. (click to enlarge picture so you help me with the sections).

I believe this puts this at a good point to enter the 3rd color, solid yellow.  Currently it measures just under 20 inches (doubling that would 40), so it needs a middle section and then repeat what's already here.  That's the current plan.  What I'm undecided about is......

  • Solid yellow mixing sections of garter and drop stitch
  • Solid yellow drop stitches with a mix of garter stitch sections in both the two multi-blends (light and dark)
Love to have some input.  This has been a piecemeal thing, in that I bought the light yellow blend, then decided I didn't have enough for a shawl...found the darker blend and liked the two together, but still wasn't sure I had enough yarn.....thus the solid yellow.


Meanwhile.......isn't this cute!  One of the ladies who donates to my charity, Bridge and Beyond sent this to me with her latest donation.  She knows how I hate  to see summer end and fall and winter come.  I personally don't like those seasons, but with regard to my charity, I worry about the homeless in those cold wet seasons.  This will serve as a nice reminder to me that spring will come again.  Currently it's on the tv stand in the living room, but I think I'll hang it on the wall here in my office where I'll see it more often.  Thank you Sandra R from Florida.  What a sweet thing to do.

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I had laid this aside trying to decide whether or not to rip it out.  I decided not to.  As you can there's not enough left to another repeat which is 10 rows and would form one more point, so I cast off.  I've left the yarn attached as I'm debating about knitting or crocheting (probably crocheting) a bit of an edge on the side where you see the yarn down to the last point on the scalloped side???  The edge would look different, so I don't know if that's a plus or minus?  It's not an asymmetrical shape shawl...so maybe I leave that edge alone (that's the way the pattern is written).  Plus...I don't know how far my left over yarn would go.  Thoughts???  There are several bad spots due to a couple of my errors and not being able to properly fix it, plus a couple of places where the yarn was bad.  This was suppose to be a gift, but....I probably won't gift it.  Probably will keep it for myself.


Got a kick out of this meme on Facebook and thought I'd share it.


About the only thing I've seen recently that's funny when it comes to politics......things have really gotten messy.  But, this photo bomb of Bill Clinton's made me laugh.  We have to keep laughing or we'll go nuts from the shear magnitude of all of this current administrations dealings.

22 comments:

  1. Laughter is always the best option. Sadly the governments all over the world make it hard some days.
    Love your work, and sadly cannot add anything useful except to say, more please.

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    1. Thanks for the visit, always nice to see you. Right you are, governments all over the world do make it hard some days. Have an awesome wkend.

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  2. Bill between the Bushes is very funny, indeed. I very much like the color-scheme of your shawl!

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    1. Thank you Bea for the visit, much appreciated. Glad you enjoyed the chuckle of Bill between the bushes. I'm hoping to get my shawl done for next spring. I love the yellow.

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  3. Bill Clinton hiding in the Bushes is hilarious! Thanks for dropping by my Blog for a visit Sandy. We hadn't experienced the tragic loss, it was our Pediatrician that lost a brother to a stunt using a skateboard and he was sharing the story with our Grand-Daughter so that she would be aware that even seasoned professionals, not wearing proper safety equipment, can get hurt or die. For the stunt his brother performed he was not wearing a helmet and tragically lost his life.

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    1. Thanks for clarifying who lost the child. Now it makes more sense to me. Glad you enjoyed Bill hiding in the Bushes. Thanks for the visit, appreciate it. Will add you to my blog log to make visiting back and forth easier.

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  4. I haven't worked with yarn for a while and just to right of me is crochet dish cloth I start.
    I love how you do things for charity. I jump of to your traveling suitcase and see you spend some time in Oregon. I will be going down mid Oct to see my son in Medford Ore.
    Coffee is on

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    1. Thanks for the visit Dora, always fun to see you. I haven't done wash cloths in awhile either, but they are surely popular. Oregon...oh enjoy. Loved spending time there with my daughter and know you'll enjoy your visit with your son as well. Safe travels. Pour me another cup please.

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  5. Bill Clinton in the Bushes, so funny. There's not much to laugh about in politics these days. I'm with you on autumn and winter, I much prefer summer. Autumn wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't a prelude to winter.

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    1. Right you are Jo on the fall and the politics. I keep hoping we'll wake up one morning and it will all be over and he and his crooks/friends will be gone.

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  6. Okay that Bill Clinton photo did make me laugh!

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    1. Thanks for the visit, always nice to meet new bloggers. Glad you got a laugh. Will pop over to add you to my blog log to make visiting easier.

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  7. I love Bill Clinton hiding behind the Bushes! Love your drop stitch shawl, I have made several and just think they are ingenious. Have a wonderful week Sandy.

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    1. Thanks for the visit always nice to see you. Glad you enjoyed Bill hiding in the Bushes. I'me enjoying the drop stitch shawl, the first one I've made using that stitch.

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  8. haha at least Bill can still have fun. Gotta laugh indeed even if certain nutballs don't make it easy. You've got a long wait to Spring, but a great reminder that it shall come once more.

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    1. Right you are Pat about Spring, Bill and certain nutballs. Thanks for the visit.

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  9. Dear Sandy
    The way politics is at the moment for many of us, we could really do with a laugh, so thank you for that photo. I am sure you'll make the right decisions regarding your knitting - these things take time, don't they?
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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    1. Thanks for the visit comments Ellie, always nice to see you. Right you are about politics, and these knitting things taking time.

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  10. It turns out I had added you to Feedly from this blog, but "Sandy's Space" connects to some random other blog there. Weird.

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    1. Strange sometimes things just go wonky. Thanks for popping over. I'm going to get you adding to my list as well.

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  11. That shawl is going to be lovely! I love the colors. That photo bomb is the best! Hope all is well. Yesterday's game didn't pan out as I had expected.

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    1. Thanks for the visit Liberty Belle, always nice to see you. Sorry about the game. Thanks for good words about the shawl.

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