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Happy Saturday!

Today has been a good day so far! I slept until 7:45 am, got up and had cereal and tea while I goofed around on the internet, then began working on the first clue for a mystery shawl knit-along. Lace knitting and I are not friends, so it took me several tries to get the clue completed. But it’s done now, and I’m pretty happy with how it turned out.

What’s a mystery knit-along? Well, a designer will offer a pattern either at a reduced rate, or for free, and people can sign up to knit it. The designer will send out portions of the pattern (called clues) at weekly intervals. until the whole pattern is done. Last week we got a pattern for a gauge swatch, which included some of the stitch patterns this shawl will use, like double increases and nupps. A nupp is 7 stitches all purled together to create a puffy stitch. it’s tricky, and my nupps look rather inebriated, leaning over to the side instead of sitting neatly on top of the knitting. It’s sad. Here is what I have so far:

Last Saturday I received and R&R for Eddie’s Prize, so I’ve spent the last week in major revisions. Last night I re-submitted it to the publisher. Several scenes have been cut, including a lengthy one between Sky, Rose and others which I will be sending out in my newsletter in the future.

What this means is I have time now to play with yarn and read for fun! (I’m going to totally ignore the cat hair on every surface and the fact that the apartment is in dire need of cleaning) Off now to start Lord’s Fall from Thea Harrison. I LOVE her books!

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

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