Monthly Archives: September 2010


After surviving my first hurricane (Earl, which swept by the coast of NC and the island on which I’m vacationing), I also survived the first section of the Shawl of Doom. It was nice to get through both of them together. The dreaded shawl gave me something to focus on instead of worrying what a hurricane would be like. Earl turned far from where I am, so the answer was… nothing to worry about.

Next up, section 2 of the shawl, about 60 rows of simple and identical stitches.

Rescue from the WIP bag

I generally like to limit the number of projects I have going at any one time to one pair of socks, one sweater, one “other” project, and one crochet project. Having such a limit means I’ve got one guaranteed portable project (the sock), one long term thing to work on (the sweater), some crochet, and one other slot for whatever. I’m more likely to get my projects done (and my needles back) if I feel like I can complete what I’ve gotten. Sometimes, however, I end up with more projects than I feel I can handle.

This is one of those times.

So while on vacation, I’ve finally decided to resurrect the First of All shawl from the WIP bag. Winter is coming, and the kind of winters we get in NC call for a light shawl. I’ll finish this time. I promise!