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May 04, 2006

My mojo appears to be back, and I was right. It was all the fault of this.


It's a finished pink cardi!
Crochet and all, it's done. I'm kind of relieved, because I'm over it now. My "shiny, shiny" syndrome has hit bigtime. When this kicks into gear anything I was holding gets dropped in favour of whatever new thing has caught my attention.
I also managed to finish the green scarf.


The colour just isn't right. This is a gift for someone, although I must admit to a second thought or two. It's so soft and warm. I will be strong! I'm sure it will be appreciated and loved where it is going.

I did knit up another quick item as a gift this week, but I can't show it to you for two reasons.
First, the recipient hasn't received it yet.
And second, I forgot to take a picture. See? Shiny, shiny.

I did start the beaded socks last night.


The yarn is Lornas Laces Shepherd sock in "River", the pattern is HeartStrings "Beaded Faux Cable Anklets". Here's a close up of the bead work.


Pretty! I'm thinking that I maybe should've chosen beads with more contrast, but I'm liking it so far.

Anyone getting the idea that I haven't got much housework and stuff done this week?

The miners are still underground. The rescuers are working very carefully to free them, because they don't want to start another rockfall. It could be Saturday before they're finally out and in the clear. Please keep them in your prayers if you're so inclined.

Posted by Donna at May 4, 2006 04:12 PM


Shiny Shiny walk up behind me....shiny shiny oh oh oh oh...or something like that - Wasn't that hazy fantazy? Showing my age - thank you so much for thinking of me (thought that snuck past).....and thank you for my shiny shiny hat and Moggy Cat Bear. Too sweet - now if I could just get that hat off Kaela....;)

Posted by: Donni at May 4, 2006 05:35 PM

Yay for the Finished Pink Cardi!
What gorgeous socks, the beading is subtle, but they are shiny!!!
Just heard on the radio the miners have a video link now ( they were napping when the rescuers saw the first pictures) and they have Ipods with Fu ( Foo?) Fighters and Aussie Country rock!!

Posted by: 2paw at May 4, 2006 05:59 PM

I will be watching to see what happens with those socks, they are gorgeous! I have been considering beaded socks but wondered if they might be top heavy and slide down?

Posted by: aj at May 4, 2006 06:44 PM

I love how subtle the beads appear. They sort of sneak up on you. I always love that in things when you think you have taken in all the information then suddenly, hello, hello, what's this then?!

Posted by: fitknit at May 4, 2006 08:10 PM

Yay for getting your knitting mojo back! :) Love the colours on that sock, and the beads too.

Posted by: claudine at May 4, 2006 09:19 PM

Love the pink cardi! You are really on the move now with the socks and scarf.

Posted by: Wendy G at May 4, 2006 10:56 PM

It's done and it beautiful! It didn't seem to take that long for you to finish it...so many tiny stitches. Well done.

Posted by: wool winder at May 4, 2006 11:46 PM

What can I say? Everything looks great! I feel foolish already because the only thing I can say to your knitting is "I love" the socks, the cardi (even though I'm not a pink girl at all), I love the beads, contrast is good, but not always neccessary. These socks look so special - want to make some for me too? Please? ;o)

Posted by: Monika at May 5, 2006 12:04 AM

The cardi is lovely - and I cant wait to see the finished socks, they are going to be great!

Posted by: Jade at May 5, 2006 12:21 AM

Ooooh! Shiny! Lol! I'm that way too, which is probably why I have several projects in various stages of completion all over the house. ;) If you don't like the socks...I'll take them! Lol!

Posted by: Cathy at May 5, 2006 12:47 AM

Hooray for finding your mojo!! The cardigan looks lovely!! I love the scarf and the socks as well. YAY for you!! :)

Posted by: Samantha at May 5, 2006 01:48 AM

C'mon Donna, show us how you look in the cardi! After all that crochet, you've got to wear it. I love the colors of the Lorna socks. I'm way too lazy to deal with beads! They sure do add a nice shine to the socks. Have you given up on the Socks That Don't Rock? :-) Do you think it will make any difference if you did a toe up sock?

Posted by: Evelyn at May 5, 2006 04:59 AM

It looks like that gorgeous cardi was worth the headache!
But I am really dying over the beaded socks. All my favorite colors...they are going to be so beautiful.

Posted by: lobstah at May 5, 2006 06:08 AM

Love the colour of the socks, and yahoo for finishing the pink cardi.

Posted by: Annie at May 5, 2006 11:52 AM

All three are gorgeous!

Posted by: Jill at May 5, 2006 02:19 PM

Welcome back, mojo! Your projects are looking fab. And the beads look great; they provide just enough "shine" without stealing the show. You chose well :-)

Shine on!

Posted by: Becky at May 6, 2006 05:08 AM

hi donna, i am not a wastrel, i will use my blog wisely for good rather than evil!! thanks for your comment!!!

Posted by: MrsMacGyver at May 6, 2006 07:04 PM