Friday, October 22, 2004

Accident!

That's right! Ugh!
I was on my way home from my weekly ritual of knitting and hot chocolate at Folk Art When I fishtailed coming off of the beltway! Thank goodness I was going slow because of the rain and traffic. To make a long story short I wound up with my rear against the median and my nose out in traffic. Everyone was able to stop and just when I thought I was in the clear...*pow*!! Someone hit a lady who in turn hit me. No cosmetic damage (I was hit in the tire) but the axle is all bent up and I almost didn't make it home. Thank goodness everyone is ok and that the insurance co. gave me a rental ;o)

I finally got my books! And as I was sure of the other day they have all kinds of cool things I want to make. I'm thinking of doing 'Misty Garden' from scarf style as a gift for someone in my mom's group. I really want to make 'Lady Eleanor' but I got confused just looking at that pattern! LOL! I also love the Children's Cotton Hats from Last~Minute Knitted Gifts...so cute! However, I think my favorite is the Chevron Scarf, it's just beautiful! I think I just might treat myself with that one.

'That's all well and good', you say, 'but have you had any knitting progress?' Why yes I have.....

"what is that?' you ask? That, my friends, is a self~fringing shawl. The pattern is from Knit One Crochet Two. I'm using that Incredible ribbon from LB. It's ok...not much stitch definition (though I didn't expect any) and it twists up something awful! It is very vibrant and pretty though. I'm a little worried about the self~fringing part. The thought of unravelling my knitting makes me a tad nervous. But hey, you have to trust your pattern...right?

I will have a pic of little man in his finished hat next time, and hope to have some progress to show on DHs hat. I found some lovely...er, ah...manly green Brown Sheep superwash. No purple at all!

8 comments:

Kimberly said...

Wow, an accident! Glad you're ok! Make sure you take it easy at least for today and tomorrow. Sometimes you can be a little sore even if you aren't hurt badly.

Love the colors in your shawl!

Christina said...

Eww, sorry to hear about the accident. The axle damage sounds bad. I hope it isn't!
Love the shawl.

Lauren said...

Kim! Thanks for stopping by my blog. It is great to hear from you, and I am excited that you put up the blog (did you have one when we met at Knit Out?) Great layout, and I love your knits!

I have the pattern for the Self-Fringing scarf. I got it at Folk Art Studio :) I have not started it yet, but I will soon... I was actually thinking of doing the shawl pattern that uses 4 skeins.

I am not really close enough to Folk Art Studio to meet there on Wednesday nights, unfortunately. I really wish I could because I LOVE the peeps over there, but I live in Columbia, work in Baltimore, and go to school in DC... so I am always on the road, and not really near Bowie, except on the weekends. Perhaps we can meet up sometime on a weekend? It would be great to see you again! :)

Amie said...

Wow! Glad you're okay!

I'm near Baltimore, too, so if you're looking for someone else near you to go to the Folk Art Studio, give a hollar - I haven't been yet!

Amie said...

Wow! Glad you're okay!

I'm near Baltimore, too, so if you're looking for someone else near you to go to the Folk Art Studio, give a hollar - I haven't been yet!

Amie said...

Wow! Glad you're okay!

I'm near Baltimore, too, so if you're looking for someone else near you to go to the Folk Art Studio, give a hollar - I haven't been yet!

Knittens said...

Hi Kim! Did I meet you at knit out? I am ashamed that I cant remember!

I'm glad you are ok after the accident! Sounds like a close call to me.

I love Folk Arts Studio - I met Lauren and Megan there the weekend before last and we had such a great time!

Kim said...

Thanks Everyone for your comments!!
Hopefully the damage isn't that bad, I haven't heard anything yet.
Lauren...meeting up on a weekend would be cool! I'm doing the shawl with LB Incredible(3 skeins) and another with Ironstone Infinity (2 hanks). They both came out a bit cheaper than the K1C2 yarn! Oh, and no I didn't have a blog when I met you :o)
Amie...I'm not really near Baltimore, I'm in So. MD but would LOVE to meet up with you!
Meagan...Yes, I met you at the knit Out! Briefly though. I really hope we can all get together!