Tuesday, May 20, 2014


After six weeks of waiting, I called Knit Picks today to check on a back order of Swish yarn this morning. Their back order was due on May 15, but I had not received an email notifying me it was in stock. Going back to March, while knitting up the Delancey Cardigan, I was just five rows short of completion on the button band when the last of the yarn was used up.  So I immediately went online to order another skein, only to learn it was on back order.  The sweater was begun in January, was knitted through March, and now likely will not be completed until June.  It is like an albatross on my back, but the end seems to be in sight now.

Progress on the Shetland Lace Shawl: have finished the body of the shawl and am on to the edging!  I have joined these groups on Ravelry, all favorites since my trip to Shetland: Shetland Textile Museum, Jamieson & Smith Lovers and the Shetland Guild... This is my second Shetland Lace Shawl and it knits up beautifully.

This will continue to be my work in progress tomorrow, Wednesday.  Lots of people are joining in, and it is always fun to see what others are doing.  THIS is the link.

Back to Shetland.  Remember Ann Cleeves, the author I have talked about before on this post?  Am now reading her latest in the Shetland series, Dead Water.  The main character, Detective Perez, has a White Wife beer, brewed on Unst at the Valhalla Brewery.  It made me smile to know I had also imbibed of that brand of beer while learning the story of the mysterious slaying of the woman for whom the beer was named. Love that beer!  Love Cleeves!

Spring means a new haircut! I was going for the Dame Judi Dench look, but still need the hair to go white.

The Judi look:

The Nancy look:

How is your spring going?


  1. You won't believe this but Dame Judi Dench lives very near us and I saw her about two weeks ago walking past my dentists in Reigate, Surrey! she was with someone who could have been her sister,wearing a tunic and white linen cropped trousers, walking a little white dog, she is also sighted sometimes at a pub near here - I like your Judi hair, it suits you and is a nice easy style. Betty

  2. Nancy, your new haircut is beautiful on you!! Glad your Delancy cardi will get to be completed eventually!

  3. I bow to your skill in lace-making. Your shawl already looks beautiful. The tv series 'Shetland', based on Cleeves' books, has just finished here and made me want to go and visit, although there were rather a lot of murders taking place! I love your 'Dame Judi' look, it suits you very well and those glasses are fabulous!

  4. Love the hair! Fresh as a daisy for Spring! That shawl is gorgeous! Can't wait to see it all finished! Enjoy your day dear friend, HUGS!

  5. Love your hair, very funky. Your shawl is gorgeous! Hope your yarn turns up soon

  6. Ohh, love the do! Wish I could go shorter, but fear the imbalance of face to hair length would be scary. LOL!

  7. Great projects, awesome do! Thanks for sharing.

  8. Yay! What a cute pixie on you! Do you know I got one too? If you ever want to sculpt it, hair wax is always good.
    Do keep tabs on your backorder. I was never notified of a yarn for my niece's blanket.


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