Friday, August 07, 2009

I made a shawl.

I started this last summer. I know I had it at Alt. Schmores Knitting Camp '08. I finished it right before Alt. Schmores Knitting Camp '09. It is two skeins of Suri Alpaca. I don't know the name anymore. It just reached. I probably could have done one more row because I had about a foot left over. The shawl is designed to tie around the shoulders at chest level to keep you warm and have your hands free. It's a copy of a gray one I remember from years ago that my roommate, Gwen, gave me. At least she gave it to me for a few months, but then she moved and she wanted it back. I had no choice but to knit my own 20-some years later.
I got back from knitting camp this week. The company was terrific--smart and funny, the food was sehr yummy, we found the best campsite ever, and even the weather was perfect. I saw a lot of these butterflies, but this is the one I saw first:

I neglected to take a picture of everybody. I won't torture anybody by posting her picture since I can't torture everybody. You should come next year, at least for the day. You don't have to actually camp. Think of it as a day in the park with knitting. A knitting picnic.

MollieBees, Elizabeth, Sue, Helen, Christy, Janice, Sheryl, and Jen, thanks for the memories and the treats including 3 kinds of marshmallows.


Caffeine Girl said...

Oh, I am SO jealous! But the shawl is lovely.Did you do this without a pattern? I can't imagine doing that!

Elizabeth said...

We should make you the Director of Marketing for Gourmet Schmores Camp.

Love that shawl! The nerve of that roommate.

knitcircus said...

Hey, me too! Maybe you forgot because I was dressed up as a giant pink marshmallow.
oxo Jaala

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

Aw, shit, Jaala!

I couldn't think for the world why my count didn't come out right and who it was who stayed Sunday night, but not Tuesday night. Then I realized I hadn't counted myself. I am like one of the stupid sisters in the fairy tales. The crazy thing is, I've been thinking about how you're getting on with getting KnitCircus in and getting it distributed.

A thousand pardons, please!


Sue, aka seiding said...

I can't imagine why I bother to take my camera to Knit Camp. For the second year in a row I've come away with no photographic evidence that I was there.

I might blog soon, though, maybe.

Let us see that shawl modelled, please! I've been wondering about it for over a year now.