Love's Labour's Lost

I have a friend, Emily, who knows how to knit, but lacks the passion for knitting - she is quite happy to knit a project or two each year. I think she knits just to amuse me. She can travel without yarn and sticks, she can wait in a line without yarn and sticks, and when she goes into one of the most famous yarn stores in the world, she only thinks to pick ME up a token of this visit. I LOVE this small project bag - it's absolutely perfect! But she tells me that even the lady behind the counter looked at her as if she was insane. She also took pictures of the yarn-y goodness for me. She is a very good friend.
Did you think I had forgotten about the Woodland Shawl??? Or perhaps it was YOU who forgot it by the wayside. Yis, I shall blame all of you out there! I'm on my second skein of Louet Gems fingering-weight wool. Must concentrate on finishing this project. I want to get on with knitting sweaters and socks and hats and mittens, but this shawl radiates guilt every time I catch a glimpse of it in my knitting basket - I even went so far to hide it behind the wicker chair in the darkest corner of my bedroom. No such luck.

Look! Tartar Charlie posed for me today. I didn't think I would ever get such a good shot of this frisky guy! Now I have something to remember him long after he is gone, but I am told that betta fish last a long time, and I take pretty good care of him if I do say so myself. He's a lifer.
Ooh, I baked blueberry muffins from scratch, and that in itself is blog-worthy. Look at these beauts! There's none left - they were gobbled up by many muffin monsters. I will never make blueberry muffins without a wee bit of grated lemon rind ever again. It's like magic!
And I forgot to tell you about our little antiquing roadtrip to Aberfoyle last weekend. I scooped up this birdy from a dollar table filled with junk. I love you, china, chipped, cheesy chick!

Happy Labour Day, everyone! I think we'll head up to the beach tomorrow, and I plan on meeting up with my local knitting peeps in the evening. I look forward to all of it!



knitty_kat said...

that IS a great shot of Charlie!

Hope you had a great weekend!

Katherine said...

I love the bird bag! Lately I've been drawn to anything with birds on it, including an orange one I got from Target. Love it.

The woodland shawl is beautiful. As is Charlie. We have one of those guys too. : )

~RaenWa~ said...

Wow so many goodies in one post where do I start. The bag is cute I love the color Periwinkle always have. Your shawl is beautiful not just the pattern but the color too. Tater Charlie is cute never seen a fish that color read before & ummmm blueberry muffin yummy eslecially from scratch.

OzB said...

The shawl is really looking great Nadine. I love the yarn and pattern :-)