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Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Boogity! Boogity! Boogity!

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After a nasty delay at the beginning of my NCarolina Trip, the Urban Pshawl is back on track. Methinks the Urban-ness of the Pshawl threw a hissy fit and just refused to go to the Country!

You think your projects don’t have a mind of their own! Heh heh heh heh…

I drove up to Tustin, MI to hook up with my boon driving companion, Mrs CB, (better known in these parts as *MOM*), on Saturday, with the UPs in tow. I had less than 4 pattern repeats to go on one piece and the very simple neck trim. No fuss; no mess. Knock it out while we watch a movie – I brought along “Oh Brother Where Art Thou” to kick off the festivities…

Pshaw! goes the little Cream Pshawl! I will not be DONE!

All of a sudden I realized, I was running out of yarn, and had NOT packed the last skein! I was almost 300 miles away from that purdy little ball of yarn and I was hung out to dry!

Vainly, I tried to high groove it out, and fudged and tricked the Pshawl onto the track and towards the finish line. I ripped back a couple of rows of each last pattern repeat to get some yardage for some Splash-n-Go; but BLACK FLAG! I still had the neckline and some bottom trim to finish from where I split the original looong rectangle to make two.

So back into the bag went the Little Pancaked UPs, and out it came last night – no more Dirty AIR – just some reworking of the *fixes* I tried to pull off last weekend.

Out came the Steam Iron after I laid out each piece on a folded quilt on my bed. I went over each piece thoroughly with the steam then let it cool and rolled it up on a cardboard tube left over from paper towels. First I rolled an old hand towel around the tube, then the knitted piece. This will keep it nice and blocked until I have time to seam it up.

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Grandma used to do this with freshly ironed linens…

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