cheryl started it. and for some reason a whole string of us followed suit. i didn’t just start another project, i committed to RACING against knitters. i mean. i never even joined a knitalong. i’ve come close, and i was thinking, ok, this could be my first one! so now it’s a race, and you are invited to go to cheryl’s blog and lay bets on who will finish their moth shawl first. anyone who enters will be eligible for the prize drawing!
unfortunately, i can’t see their progress from here because of all the dust i’m waving away from my face! i got a late start and didn’t cast on til last night, but you never know. i don’t really know the knitting habits of the competitors at all. are they fast starters who lose interest? or slow ones who pick up speed (that would be scary . . .).
the only thing i really care about is the thing that no one else will notice til it goes horribly wrong. IS THE PATTERN OK?? (i know i am being a horrible bore about the pattern—that’s why it is called obsessing.)
and so far, so good. they are zoomin’
oh yeah, do you want to see my start? i am just happy to be finally making one of my own! in this gorgeous alpaca i bought in france.
and just in time, too—the chilly weather is hitting our area pretty consistently. it’s been settling into the 50s at night for over a week now. the trees are fading. autumn is coming!
are we sick of tomatoes yet? too bad, there are always more to deal with! i took care of that for a while yesterday, but i never got to the peppers and greens that are out there.
that’s just from one trip to the garden. and it’s just the small tomatoes. my friend carol tells me her grandson just loves those yellow ones i gave her with the little “handles”. ha! boy, is she in trouble now! i cooked a big pot of regular tomatoes for the freezer
alright now, i am going to go knit some cashmere up. i’ve neglected that for the sake of starting the alpaca shawl, and now i need to make up to it.