Lace, Family, and Small Sucesses

Sadly, this is a post without pictures.  You see, I’ve been having lots of trouble with my cell phone.  (Oh, how I wanted to love it when I first bought it.  But now I hate it and spend time thinking of ways to break it so I can buy a new one.)  So, the USB cable that is usually attached to my computer for the digital camera and other things is now being used to charge the phone in hopes that using a different charger will help it last until the replacement phone the cell phone company is giving me arrives.  (Not mentioning names here because I work for the cell phone company. I curse them and the phone. 😛 )

Anyway, what I was going to share is my new project, Scroll Lace from the August 2009 issue of Yarn Forward.  It is a pretty little wrap or mini-shawl that I am trying to knit up before August 5th.  That’s the day we are going to my sister-in-law and her fiancé’s celebration dinner.  I’m knitting it out of Berroco’s Pure Pima, a lovely soft cotton yarn with a fabulous drape.  Hopefully I can share pictures tomorrow.  (In the meantime, here’s a link to the Ravelry page.  You must log in to see it though.)

I did go to a wedding on the weekend, and I was brave enough to wear the Ribbed Lace Bolero that I shared with you a little while ago.  I think it looked lovely with my dress, and no one asked what that awful thing on my back was, so I think it was a success.  Sadly, no pictures of this either.  Honestly, I am so pale that I don’t photograph well, so I don’t often allow my picture to be taken.

And, speaking of family and weddings, I’ve been thinking about all the brouhaha that surrounds them.  Weddings seem to be a time that both brings families together and also pushes them apart.  Maybe someone is left out, or thoughtless words are said, or someone has waaaay to much to drink and embarrasses everyone.  It just seems to be a weird time.  And after thinking about all of that, because I like to think, I wonder if it is okay to be tired of your family.  Is it okay to step back and say you’ve had enough for a while; that being considered family one day and then not family the next isn’t okay.  Yeah, it’s been that kind of a month.

Now, for something a little lighter, why not check out Erica’s blog: Erica’s Places.  She’s taking a cross stitch project with her on all of her family’s summer jaunts.  The adventures of the Travelling Project are great fun to read.

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