Hmmm.......last week as I was knitting this Swallowtail shawl, I was really pleased with how fast it was moving along. Such an easy, pleasant little lace project, that I had fully planned on having finished this weekend..........until............I hit the NUPPS. Now I had read the grumbles and complaints about these nupps on various blogs, but having knit sample aran sweaters and their bobbles for many years in my earlier days, I didn't think that they would be that much of a problem. Boy, was I wrong! I am sticking with them because I really think that they do add so much to the shawl, but they certainly slow one down. I have found it a bit easier to slide the 5 stitches that need to be purled together onto a much smaller inox sock needle. Thankfully I only have one more small chart with nupps and then the final chart should move along quickly again. All in all though, even with the nupps, this is such a nicely designed pattern and one I think I would knit again.
Deb mentioned last week that the month of November on many calenders usually is a bit dreary without a lot of color and asked to see if anyone in blogland had more colorful calendars. While I can't top Cheryl's fantastic November, I thought I would share what I look at on my little office calender in November. The color is actually much softer and more pastel in real life, but try as hard as I could, I could not capture the colors correctly with my camera
It is hard to believe how fast this week has flown by, in fact it is almost Walk With Me Wednesday again....yikes! It is supposed to be rainy here tomorrow, so we will see if a walk happens.....or if it becomes a Weaving by the Woodstove Wednesday....LOL!
As I end, I will leave you some pictures of Cleo's first week here. She has fit in with the rest of the canine crew, very easily and is such a sweet little baby.