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RIP C2C Shawl - Oops! ^^;

So much for that shawl. ^^; Yesterday, after taking a break from the needles for a bit, I decided to try working a little with the C2C shawl (aka the mohair allergy project). Since it'd been a while since the last time I worked on it, I forgot what some of the stitches were and just glanced at the stitch legend and kept going not thinking about which direction the diagram was leaning (not to mention the legend was at a slant in my photocopy) and so rather than doing a sk2p I did k3tog tbl for a few rows. After a few rows it suddenly dawned on me that something wasn't looking quite right and I'd never done the k3tog tbl before then and... so I tried unknitting the rows but of course mohair doesn't unknit or frog nicely. So... annoyed with myself it went "snip!" ^^;; I'm not sure what I'm going to do with the rest of the Kid Merino wool yet. Oh well.

And, I decided that rather than order from Handpainted (I'll probably still order from them a bit later though), I'd get my gold medal from Blackberry Ridge Woolen Mill. I think I listed a bunch of "want" patterns before and picked up some of them (not all). I also picked up some Crystal Palace circular needles and the hoped for project yarn for the Spice Caravan Robe (their Mer-Made yarn - merino made washable in variegated pink and Joyce's Choice. I hope they go well together or I'll be casting about frantically for new yarns. :P ) and their wool sample set. I then discovered this site and am thinking about using their handpainted Zephyr for the Rosy Fingered Dawn shawl (one of the patterns I ordered) if I get up the nerve to work on it. ^^; (That's okay, I also discovered Heirloom Knitting's site and drooled over the patterns there but... it'll be a while before I can even think of doing anything of that sort. Of course, that usually doesn't stop me from buying patterns...). ^^;

Ordering from Blackberry was very quick and easy after I emailed about international ordering. (It says to contact them on their site but you still use the online ordering system. The main thing is shipping prices may be higher although, for Canadian orders they don't expect shipping prices to be too different unless the order is a larger one; apparently mine was). I put in the order late last night and this morning when I got up, there was an email waiting for me about shipping costs. I'd heard that they're very quick in fulfilling orders once payment is received (and undoubtedly assuming everything's in stock). So now it'll be the ~2 week wait for it to arrive. Why must mail from the US take so long? >_<;

The Zephyr from BoPeep finally arrived yesterday (yay!) so I'm thinking about trying to tackle the unruly porcupine again. (Definitely wish me luck! *laughs*) I wish I knew where my old crochet hooks were to do the Emily Ocker circular cast-on since trying to crochet stitches with knitting needles is... well let's call it an exercise in patience...... Or rather frustration and futility. >_<

Oh, and I'd forgotten to mention about the choco cupcakes that wombat1138 mentioned; they turned out quite nicely and stayed very moist for as long as they lasted (several days surprisingly). I'm a bit surprised since things here tend to dry out very quickly. BUT those are brownies NOT cupcakes! *laughs* They were very good, but there's no way I'd ever classify them as cupcakes. Next time, I think I'll try making them with the frosting since I think it'd go really well. I don't usually do the fru-fru on top concept but I think I'd make an exception for this one. Thanks for sharing the recipe! ^___^

Thank-you for the postcard ichi_san! It arrived in the mail today. Brussels looks lovely! *envy* ^___^
Tags: baking, knitting

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