me, Mavis

I knit. I garden. I co-manage an eclectic shop. I sometimes work in real estate. I sometimes swing a hammer. I always volunteer in my community. I live in an old house with my nice family of one husband and three beastly cats. I have great friends. These are the things that matter to me, Mavis.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Ding Dong the Witch Is Dead

Last night, with DH snoring peacefully beside me, I muttered under my breath about not having a tempting project to work on and channel surfed. I have no interest in anything currently on the needles, and ended up empty-handed after reviewing my stash for inspiration.

So, me and Comcast it was. Click, click, click, through one dumb show after another until ...


Yea, now that's worth watching. How lucky am I but to come into The Wizard of Oz just as Glinda and the Munchkins are questioning Dorothy and Toto. "Did you bring your broomstick?" Ah, that helped my mood.

So, this morning, with a fresh version of the same bad attitude, I finished the "Pretty Pink" cardigan, all the while thinking how good it would feel at the end to sing Ding Dong the Witch is Dead! Yes, that's how I feel about this project alright. It has rightfully tortured me when I didn't pay attention, but there at the end, it wasn't me, I am quite sure, but instead it was the lame pattern, which will soon go up in smoke just like WWOTE and her nastier sister, WWOTW.

Without further complaint, the finished product:

I wish I had followed my own instinct instead of carefully following the pattern, cuz I'm not too keen on the wide neck, nor the funny places in the front ribbing due to some weird short row stuff that didn't seem to make any sense.

However, I do like the overall pattern stitch (which I may use later on a scarf or some such), and I do like the buttons, which I just happened to have in my stash

Put a fork in it, she is done and over with.

I went to The Yarn Garden yesterday with Gretchen to look for a suitable red ribbon yarn for her AIDS scarf. Poor lass settled on some yummy Noro, sucked it up to pay the $12 or so per skein, but then had to find out that the shelf label was wrong and it was actually $30 per skein. Ouch. Yes, back it went.

Look what's blooming in my yard today!

This lovely camellia was a treat from my Mom two years ago. It bloomed in early winter last year, but seems to be ahead of schedule now. Quite a beauty!


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