Kieran Foley's knit/lab Colorwork Crescent

My latest shawl was Kieran Foley's Colorwork Crescent shawl. One of the other people knitting it christened one of the intarsia sections in it, "tanglarsia fairends." And I have to admit having never done any intarsia or fair isle I'm not really sure why I attempted this shawl that had sections of intarsia - but the intarsia sections instead of having solid blocks had intarsia knitting in those blocks!!! I think the shawl turned out quite well considering my learning as I went.

Knitting in literature... well... in Discworld at least.

I have been rereading Terry Pratchett's Discworld series for a little light
summer reading. If you have never read, or even heard of Discworld... You are
missing out on possibly the best living satire writer since Kurt Vonnegut's
passing. Pratchett is one of the few authors who actually has me laughing out
loud. I am talking an honest laugh, not a chuckle or even a snicker.

Pink and Blue

According to Smithsonian.com, the shift toward pink and blue happened gradually. For centuries, all children had worn practical white dresses, which could easily be pulled up to change diapers, and bleached when said diapers inevitably exploded. Pastel baby clothes were introduced in the mid-19th century, but according to University of Maryland historian Jo B. Paoletti, author of Pink and Blue: Telling the Girls From the Boys in America, the colors weren't gender-specific at first.

I'm back!

I've been missing for a great while due to health issues. But I'm Baaack! After many long years I finally have a diagnosis and drugs that work! It seems somehow at this late age I've developed absent status epilepsy. My brain seizures were causing me to "go absent" for periods lasting up to six days. Then come back for around 10 days only to go absent for another 3-6 days. To say my wife, (adult) kids, and I have been to hell and back over the last few years is putting it mildly. But after starting the drugs last December I've only had one seizure that lasted only a few days.

A Finished Project and a Question :)

I finished the Prayer Shawl knitted in Indian Cross-Stitch http://newstitchaday.com/how-to-knit-the-indian-cross-stitch/ so here are a couple of pictures I took with my cell phone so you can see how it looks. I think I'm going to make another one in rainbow stripes that will really show off the pattern and the waves.