Look what I found hiding in the leaves!
What is that thing? I haven’t seen it for so long, I’d forgotten what it was. Hmmmm…I think it’s the original Damask Kauni, but I’m not sure! You want a closer look for verification?
Why, yes, I do believe it is. What is wrong with me? I started this project in August of 2007, it’s one of my very rare flashes of brilliance, and it’s still not finished. First I told Honey that when it was favorited 300 times on Ravelry, I’d pull it out and work on it. It hit 300 a long time ago. So then the number was 400. It hit that a while ago too. Now it’s been favorited 537 times. I think good old fashioned guilt is what made me pull it out last night. I’m on the second half of the shawl collar. I’ve already picked up the stitches for the first sleeve.
So here’s the deal. If you don’t see regular updates on my Damask Kauni, please hound me! I have to get this thing done. If you want to see the history of this sadly neglected sweater, just click on the link on the sidebar. The posts are all there.
I also indulged in a little late night retail therapy. It’s my reward for taking care of my terribly needy easy-as-pie Honey. Before I show you what I bought, I need to tell you about my Honey. His bicep surgery was 9 days ago. (They drilled a hole in his bone, for pete sake!!!) Last Saturday, four days after surgery, I walked in the kitchen and he was unloading the dishwasher. On Monday, 6 days after surgery, I drove him to work for a few hours and he quit taking all pain pills. The next day he drove himself to work, and yesterday he worked 10 hours. Everyone assumes that men are big babies when it comes to illness and surgery. Not this guy. I told him if it had been me I’d have milked it for all it was worth. He has it in a custom splint with his arm at a 90 degree angle for four to six weeks. He could have gotten a lot of mileage out of that! All five of our children are very strong willed, and I’ve always thought I was responsible for all of that. Not!!! He gets half of the blame credit!
OK, back to yarn shopping!
No, they’re not custom bandages for Honey’s arm. They’re Flat Feet, purchased from Woolgirl. You just find the end of the yarn and start knitting. It unravels as you knit. How fun is that??? I’m pretty eager to start on a pair. You just never know what they’re going to look like.
I did dig through my sock basket, and found that I was already on the second sock of three pairs. I may be disciplined and try to finish some of those first.