Report on the Mood Scarf: It isn't anymore. I frogged it and decided I wanted to make it the long way instead and it looked hideous. I frogged that and started over the short way and I couldn't get the yarn to work back up -- too many ends in the wrong places. I tossed it and am starting all over again. I did my first section of it the day before yesterday so don't really have anything to show. Dang it!
I finished my scarf/cowl with the beads. I think it turned out really nice but you can't really see the beads very well in the picture. Next time I make something with beads I'm going to put more of them in the body of the project.
Since I'm going to have a LOT of this yarn (I have 10 balls of it), I decided to try out a new stitch pattern. I have to really think about it though while working it. It's not a mindless stitch pattern. I'm thinking of taking it apart though and making it with a different yarn. Something more feminine that I can give to my daughter-in-law for her birthday in November.
I'm a huge fan of Sharon Silverman. She has some amazing designs. I ordered two of her books and received this one the other day. I can't wait to get started on one of them. I think I have enough of the colorful yarn left from the cowl to make something. We'll see.
That's it. It was a pretty crappy week. After having the radioactive nerve thingy I was really optimistic that the sciatic nerve pain was finally going to go away -- after a year of constant pain -- but after a week it is tingling and sort of burning. I don't know if that means it didn't work or if that means it is working. Fingers crossed. I've about had enough. Well, actually I have had enough. I try not to complain because there are SO many who are worse off than I am but I do occasionally invite my friends to a pity party. I then close the door on it for a while and carry on.
Hey Friends, have a fantastic rest of your week. May your fingers fly though luscious yarn!!
P.S. My swap partner LOVED the swap package containing the dog treat jar. I was so happy to hear she liked it. Phew!