Tuesday, July 31, 2007

So it Grows

I'm nearing the end of my Frost Flowers and Leaves shawl. I've only got one more repeat to do and I can start on the edging. I timed myself today and it takes me 45 minutes to do one row. With sixteen rows remaining I have over 12 hours of knitting to do before the edging (remember that I am increasing 8 stitches every 2 rows).

Can you see how the circulars are confining it now? It's going to be huge. I'm getting excited about the blocking to come.

Today, we took the family to the beach in the morning. Those two specks in the distance are Jim and Alex.

Sunbeam socks on a sunny day. Won't they be warm on the feet in the cheerless winter?

This was the longest we've left Dexter home alone and he did just fine in the crate. But he was really happy to see us when we got back.

Won't you play ball with me?

Fine. I'll do it myself.


  1. Esther5:53 pm

    Your shawl is so beautiful! I keep checking your progress. I can imagine it is going to be so cozy in winter and the colour is so cheery!
    Looking very forward to the completed picture!!

  2. Yeah, can't wait to see the shawl in it's full glory. Did you ever time yourself on how many stitches you knit per minute? Any statistics on that? I figured out it can crochet about 16/min. Now I need to check on the knitting, which I know is a lot faster, because I don't constantly have to look for the next stitch. And Dexter is such a good dog. Milkbone for him.

  3. Your shawl is looking great! I'm impressed. Yeah...sometimes I find it's better not to do the math. ;)

  4. Dexter looks like a neat dog. Perhaps a doggy coat from 'Men Who Knit and the Dogs Who Love Them'?

  5. Your shawl looks great! It's very exciting to see the pattern develop. 45 minutes per row would be very intimidating for me. And the sunny socks are pretty, too!

  6. I love looking at doggie pictures along with knitting pictures. :)

  7. Oh Dexter, next time they go out I'll come over and play ball with you!

    Give me info right now on the Sunbeam Socks - pattern and yarn, both! NOW!