Wednesday, November 11, 2009

I am happy

I am happy right now for 2 reasons. The first reason is look at what I have re-blocking. It's the swallowtail shawl. I love this pattern, although the nupps where a little bit tough.

I say re-blocking because I actually finished it yesterday morning and it was blocking all of yesterday but when I un-pinned it parts of it looked un-blocked. So I re-blocked it last night and it's been drying all day today and all last night. I'm only showing you the tip because my room is a mess (Hey! I'm 13. When you were 13 the default state of your room probably wasn't that tidy either.) Anyways, you might have noticed the green yarn there. I'm probably not the first one to think of this, but I felt pretty clever when I stretched some yarn between the corner pins so that I have a straight reference line to block the edges evenly.

the second thing that is making me happy today is this message that I found in my ravelry e-mail box.
Madeleine, I own a little yarn shop in Swansboro, NC called The Salty Sheep Yarn Shop. I have been trying to come up with some one skein ideas for Christmas knitting and came across your scarf pattern. I love it! I think it would be a great teaching pattern. I don’t know how you feel about shops teaching from your patterns. I would love your permission to use it. Have a great day and Happy Knitting! Peggy
Now, of course I said yes because that is the most exciting thing that has happened in a week.


  1. The nupps look perfect. It's a beautitful Swallowtail.

    Congrats on the yarn shop request!