It is pretty obvious that I haven't posted in a long time. Althought I really love to read the blogs written by others, I have a hard time writing my own, which is strange since I write all the time. I have been a knitting fool since I last posted and have taken a few pictures for my Ravelry page. Seems like I spend a lot of time at home working and knitting.
We are not traveling nearly as much as we did before since our kids are enrolled at pricey schools. My oldest hated Wake Forest and has transfered to the University of Oklahoma, where we wanted him to go in the first place. The difference in cost is amazing, even though he got thousands of dollars in scholarships to Wake. The ironic part of the situation is that he went to Wake to debate and OU won one of the college national tournaments. We purchased a house, so hopefully the youngest will just plan to go to OU and not make us suffer with the long distance student.
I am working on my second lace shawl from the same pattern. It is the Hyrna Herborgor from a swedish book that I don't have handy. The one in the picture above was knit with Royal Bamboo from Plymouth. Lace at that weight is really enjoyable and quick. I am almost finished with the second using Blue Heron Rayon. My other large lace project was inspired by the Hemlock Doily that made the rounds, but I wanted to be different, so I did the Azelea Doily from Kinzel's First Book of Lace. I used 10 skeins of Debby Bliss Silk Alpaca that I got from a grab bag sale at Webs. It it a pretty pattern, but the shape is a little odd for a lap blanket.
Next post-- assuming there is one-- I'll share more adventures in gigantic knitting.