I've come to the conclusion that I would be a dangerous woman if I could count to... say... 3. Effectively. Consistently. This morning is obviously not a lace knitting morning, as I've screwed up counting to 3 more times than I can count (haha). Coffee is not helping, so while my fingers are feeling fine and ready to fly.... I should stick with the blanket until the stupids fall out one of my ears.
This morning, I took my heart in my hands, my finished knits in a bag, and walked the (freaking freezing btw) distance to the Coffee Shop in the heart of my town. Nice people there, and they know my husband and youngest on sight. Which is kind of funny and kind of cool. Anyway, they're doing a craft show there in March and my husband asked me to put some stuff in it. As much as I grumble, I really can't refuse him anything (but don't tell him that or I'm doomed).
I'm hideously shy. Something about being able to always find the exact wrong thing to say in any situation. Need to know what to say? Ask me, and do the exact opposite. It's a talent.
Anyhoo, I brought in the last set of knits I finished and blocked to show them and.... they said would be happy to have some shawlettes in their craft expo thingy. Yay! It's totally not me, my social retardation was at an all-time spectacular high. They like the knits, they really like them. I've been happy dancing for a while, but now I have to knit about 6 more ettes in something other than a triangle shape. I guess it's time to do some stoles. I've knit purples, blues, pinks, greens, browns... so I'm thinking some reds, some black, and some white. Maybe a yellow... although the yellow yarn hasn't gotten here yet. I do have some gorgeous gold yarn, but am not ready to share it. It makes me happy when I haven't seen the sun in days, so I'm having trouble knitting it instead of just fondling it.
You guys have listened to me gripe about the not as happy things, so I figured I'd share about the exciting (and slightly scary) things too. I'll post more about it when I get more details, and I'll blog the remaining ettes as I get them knit so you can see them as they happen. I won't be not doing the full size shawls in the meantime, and in the almost finished conga line of blocking I have some that I've knit for myself to keep as samples... and to wear because I lurve them. So I'll have some FO posts coming up soon.
And thanks for making it to the bottom of a non-picture post. :)