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...
Your comments cracked me up!