Wednesday, June 10, 2009

And Then It Was Summer

Ah, the school year is finally over!  I don't think I have ever looked forward to a break more than I did this term and now that it's finally here I couldn't be happier.

It hasn't hit me yet that for the next three months, I won't have deadlines to meet, I won't have my entire day full of a rigid schedule to follow, and I won't have to pull an all-nighter once a week.  What a wonderful feeling.

I do still have one deadline, which is to finish the lace shawl for my LYS before I go home.  I head out in two days and I estimate that I have about 18-20 hours of knitting left before the shawl is finished, but I think I'll be able to get it done.  I have no qualms spending my entire Thursday knitting  and watching movies or listening to podcasts.  Ooh, I could even sit outside and knit - I don't think I've ever done that (mainly because I always get distracted by birds.)

I may not be able to get blocked pictures of the shawl until this fall though as my LYSO (LYS Owner) wants to run the shawl through the washer a few times to soften up the fabric before blocking, so I'm going to give it to her as a big wad of unblocked lace.  :(  It'll be so cool to see it displayed in the shop though!

And finally, I got a picture of my favorite iris today!  It has been raining a lot lately and it certainly took a toll on the flowers.  Most of them look pretty battered, but a few of them are still in good condition.  Here is the little patch of flowers in which my favorite resides:

And here, ladies and gentlemen, is my favorite iris:

I don't know if it's blue or purple, but either way, it's purty.  :)


  1. It's lovely!

    Machine washing a shawl? Goodness...

  2. Yay! You're done! Did you actually finish your paper, or just turn in something that was good enough for a passing grade? ;-)

    Working on the shawl will be so much more enjoyable now that you don't feel like you're taking time away from something else. Plus, you don't have to block it! Hurrah!

  3. When you can't tell if something is purple or blue, that color is called "periwinkle"

    I am not sure if being colorblind obfuscates this dictum, but as most people won't be familiar enough with periwinkle to distinguish it from either blue or purple (or orange for that matter), you should be safe.

    I too will be knitting all day today, as I have MANY projects to do for my LYS. So think of me as your Knitting Club partner today (albeit we are separated by a hundered or so miles)

  4. It's Blurple. :P

    I look forward to seeing the shawl when it's done, and huzzah for not having to pin it out yourself. My husband loves my knitting, but he hates it when something lace has to get blocked 'cause I sure as hell aren't doing it alone.

  5. Pretty iris! I like the floofy ones too.
    Omg, machine washing a shawl- that sentence gave me the creeping horrors.
    Hey, I have a funky podcast if you want to check it out - it's Stitches in Time - stories, knitting, spinning.

  6. You are so cute with the getting distracted by birds.

    That iris is spectacular! So worthy of your devotion. Lacy edges, too. Love it.

    Congrats on your freeeeedom!