Smells like Nirvana


So, I promised myself no blogging until I’d finished my latest project.

Needless to say, I had no idea just how long the flipping thing would take.

What is this mysterious ‘thing’?

The Lotus Blossom Shawl, naturally.

On the (hopefully annual – hint hint, Connie) Yarn Crawl I saw the most beautiful shawl on display.

I had to create and possess said shawl.

I had to create and possess said shawl in Handmaiden’s Sea Silk.

The yarn is ridiculously beautiful and regardless of what Husband thinks (“It smells like fish.”) I could sit for hours just fondling and smelling the stuff. (“It does not. It smells like The Ocean.”)

Now, this was my first lace project, but as I’m a pretty quick knitter, I didn’t expect it to take me SO LONG. Almost three weeks from start to finish.


This is also the first project I’ve ever blocked.

I know, I know. Bad/lazy/impatient knitter.

I honestly think that you can’t realize the true benefits of blocking until you’ve actually done it.

I wondered if it would take forever to dry, what with how humid it has been lately. I needn’t have worried.

Unfortunately, I pinned it wrong side up, so you’ll have to use your imagination a bit.

The demi-mannequin I have just doesn’t so it justice.

It’s absolutely scrumptious.

I’m actually a little turned on.

By the shawl.

Not the naked mannequin.


About Angela

My name is Angela. I am a 28 year old psych and criminology graduate, but I'd rather not diagnose you. I am a cuddle-slut. I can recite the entire script of The Princess Bride, (including accents) and believe that the meaning of life is contained within. Polyanna, commercials, and Oprah 'reunion shows' make me cry. I can whistle and hum at the same time, but I cannot touch my toes. I am an expert in both listening and talking. I look good in orange. I am a writer. I kick ass in Gin, Hearts, and Cribbage but I don't understand Canasta or Bridge. I can be heard singing Broadway numbers from my shower, and have dressed up as a viking princess, (complete with aluminum foil breast plate) The Phantom of the Opera, and a Ghostbuster for Hallowe'en. I have a bird named Bean. I have a brother named Adam. They are not related. I like vanilla body lotion, peanut butter, saunas, Jim Carrey, broccoli, pets,, Muppets, Kevin Smith, Corelle dishes, dry erase white-boards, Barenaked Ladies, Philosophy, the letter J, Harry Potter, picture frames, swimming, quilting, Michael Moore, genealogy, Raggedy Anne, tacky 50's tchotchke, 'Idiot's Complete Guide To' books, tweezers, feather pillows, polar dips, aquariums, Martin Luther King Jr., and Dr. Pepper. I don't like meat, gossips, cooked carrots, American Idol, mosquitoes, sweating, politics, public washrooms, tardiness, tuition, hunting, pat answers, pick up lines, brown bananas, cliches, pine scented air freshener, Kevin Costner, bacon, candied apples, pro-wrestling, humidity, and hypocrisy. Books I've read recently The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Dark Tower, When Nietzsche Wept, What's So Amazing About Grace?, Catcher in the Rye, Not Wanted On the Voyage, The Red Tent, The Little Prince, The Way the Crow Flies, Slaughterhouse-Five, The Poisonwood Bible, The Fall, The Knot of Vipers, Calculating God, The Chrysalids, Sick Puppy, Nineteen Eighty-Four, Franny and Zooey, The Brothers Karamazov, and jPod. I am slightly neurotic. No I'm not. Yes I am.

3 responses »

  1. LOL! Glad to hear you aren’t engaging in ilicit activities with the mannequin.

    That being said, the shawl is a thing of beauty. (This is the part where I plead for a full bat-wing shot from the back.Pretty please, with cream and sugar on top?)


  2. Michelle: Thanks! Coming from you (Mistress of The Swallowtail Shawl) that is quite a compliment.

    Susan: The mannequin and I are SO OVER.


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