Friday, October 26, 2007

Ravelry and stuff - really bright stuff

When I first got my computer back up everywhere I looked everyone was going on about Ravelry. No clue what the hoopla was about but like a good sheep I put my name in the bin and didn't think anything else about it. Yesterday I go to post and have an invite message in my mailbox so of course I have to check this out instead. As all of you already know, it's pretty amazing! Now I just may be able to find a sweater pattern that I actually want to knit and to wear :)

I've had a new job for awhile and the hours are quite long. Every time I sit down at the computer at night, I'm overwhelmed by what all of you have accomplished this year, I don't even know where to comment! Wow you are prolific!! Me, not so much. It was too hot this summer to work on the shetland stuff so they have been hibernating. I mostly just finished up little projects and a few shawls. Right now I'm finishing the last repeat before the edging on Alix's Lace Prayer Shawl by Myrna A. I. Stahman. It's on the Debbie Macomber site and I fell in love with it because it seemed like the perfect pattern to hold up to highly varigated hand dyed yarns. So I hit the dye room and came up with the brightest, most cheerful colorway "Oil on Water". My inspiration was actually a oily puddle in a parking lot that was just shining in a greasy rainbow.

Crazy colorways shouldn't just be reserved for socks. We'll see if I still think so after it's blocked, but it sure is fun to knit with happy colors.