Some things just take a while. There’s a glut of finishing to do chez moi, leaving numerous projects at the “95%” stage waiting to be blocked and properly photographed. I managed to get one done this week. No backlit-against-lace-curtains glamour shots. You’ll get the idea.
I was pleasantly surprised that the Queensland Sugar Rush actually blocked out significantly using wires. To be sure, the resulting fabric has no natural elasticity (made from 100% sugar cane), but it seems to be holding its blocking. I’ll be delivering this to Mom next week.
Otherwise, am nearly finished with Blossom shawl and putting a sweater for Darling Bebe OTN.
There’s another FO I’ll be posting as soon as the Postal Service does its job and delivers a surprise to Miniknitter.
Confession: the highlight of my week is the opening of registration for the 2009 Knitter’s Review Retreat. This year’s featured guests include Anne Hanson of Knitspot, the faboo Melissa Morgan-Oakes and Melanie Falick. Our Clara does know how to draw them! November is a long way off, but registering means it’s happening and I’m going and I’ll actually see the pals I spend so much time with online. You know who you are.
In the meantime, content yourself with some eye candy from a recent trip to the beach. I will likely be offline next week, but I promise to come back if you will do same.