DATE: 10:11:00 AM
Thank you all so much for your heartfelt greetings on behalf of Betsy. I and my family truly appreciate it. Alas, Betsy is still missing.
I spent quite a bit of time last night searching, pointing my husband's high-powered flashlight into all sorts of nooks and crannies. I've seen my husband out several times beating bushes and calling her name. Neighborhood interrogations, I mean interviews, will commence tonight.
As many of you can attest to, knitting is a form of therapy. During this trouble time, I have used knitting to calm my anxious thoughts.
- Simply Autumn Cardigan: She is shaping up nicely. I have finished the back and the left front. I cast on for the right front last night. I have found some blatant errors in the pattern, but was able to reason them out (another sign of my growing knitting maturity). Just hope I can adjust it for the right side when the pattern says, "knit as for left side, reversing shaping."
- Phil Onde Tank: This is just a straight stockingnette, but with the gradations of color, it is fun to watch the tank grow. I started out on bamboo needles, but with the cotton content of the Onde, the knitting was squeeky and sticky (if you know what I mean). I had to make a quick trip to the LSY and pick up a pair of Addi's and the knitting is zipping along just fine now.
- Fuzzy White & Turquois Scarf: I have ripped this baby out three times because I wasn't liking it. I ended up holding both yarns together and knitted until I ran out of the turquois yarn. It turned out OK, but I want to put a lush fringe on the scarf that will really class it up. Looks like another trip to the LYS might be in order.
I will be on vacation next week and, unlike Nicaragua (surprisingly), I will be computer-less. So no blogging and no reading of blogs. I know I will miss you guys! Before leaving, I'm going to dive into my Embarrasingly Large Yarn Stash and begin to pick out yarns for my Colinette-esque Ab Fab throw.
I will try to post this weekend before taking off on Sunday for a week of R & R - Waa Hoo!