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Tres Chic Veronique


Brooklyn knitting detectives and Lotus Blossom Shawl

Your comments cracked me up!
Several Brooklyn knitters have investigated and correctly identified the neighborhood that I'm moving into based on the most mysterious link I could find and a poorly-framed picture taken from my new window. (I love playing detective: I gave 2 very vague clues to Nettie and she got it right away. Turns out I'll be neighbors with her grand-mother!). Brooklyn knitters are a sharp bunch, let me tell you. So , yes, cat's out of the bag: I'm moving to Fort Greene!
I'm thinking we should have a FG get-together with Mamie, Nettie, Jess, Megann and Lisa. Anybody else out there in FG? Kaitlyn?

In knitting news, I have finished the shawl that my mother requested for her birthday (which was monday June 26th). She called 2 months ago to inform me that she was finally old enough to wear a shawl.
--Can we insert an eye roll here? Thanks.--
Anyway, after many phone calls and the forwarding of many websites with pictures of not-so-old-lady shawls, my mother selected... the Lotus Blossom shawl. Good choice!
Then came the many phone calls and emails about yarn selection. My mother claims that *any* wool will make her itch.
--Can we insert another eye roll here? Thanks.--
I gave in (which, if you know me at all, is pretty rare) and bought the most scrumptious silk at Habu. I already owned one lonely ball of Kusaki Zome silk in a cool minty green (unfortunately not enough to knit anything bigger than a handkerchief) , so I knew how delicious it was. I got the pattern from Fiddlesticks (who mailed it super quick), ran over to Habu during a rainstorm, and got the perfect needles for lace knitting, which for me is Bryspun circs from Angelika (love her!). I was super excited to be knitting a great project with beautiful yarn and "my" needles. And then.... I stalled. You know what I mean, right?
Finally, the weekend before my mother's birthday, at the last possible minute, I knit the damn shawl. And you know what? The pattern is very well written, the charts are printed nice and big, and since they each contain just a few rows, you feel like you're knitting quicker. Come to think of it, it was a joy to knit! Why didn't I realize that before?... The Yarn Harlot had already blogged about it, it was no big secret. I guess some things you have to experience for yourself.

Anyway, without further ado, let me present....
Crappy Unblocked Lace on Soon-to-be-Filled Boxes!
(yeah, I decided to knit instead of pack. You got a problem with that?!).
Lace Pinned on the Wall!
(Too many boxes to block on a towel on the floor, and honestly, I don't care if there's a million little holes on the wall. So there).
And an artistic shot!
(which in my hands, becomes a sideways, not-always-focused shot. My apologies to all the real photographers out there).

And now, back to packing boxes...

By Veronique
On Monday, June 26, 2006
At 6/26/2006 03:59:00 PM