Remember the Crest of the Wave Shawl that I made a month or so ago?
Quite a few people asked for the pattern. It is a very easy, very repetitive, and I love it. Yesterday, I finally got around to writing it down. If you check the left side bar, you'll find a new list: Patterns. Just click. The file is a pdf. It's free. Have fun. I didn't include instructions for the fringe. You can always figure some interesting embellishment if you like that sort of thing (being a magpie, I have to have a bit of shine , maybe you do to). If you do decide to make it, I'd love to see your version.
Tomorrow the take downs start. You know the old adage "what goes up must come down"... so it is with holiday displays. It fits right in this time of year with another about death and taxes. I know I promised pictures, but instead of taking pictures while the light was good, I went out shopping. Err.... since I didn't buy maybe not shopping, but looking for a new sofa. The one in the den has seen decades of (in)action, dinners (a whole lot of food and drink up close and personal) and been Zak's and many of his predecessors favorite nap spots. Not for the first time, I came home empty handed. I can't figure out how we got the one through the door that's there. Now, everything is over sized, over stuffed and my house and hallway remain the smallish size of past taste. Visions of hoists and chain saws keep flashing by, maybe a slipcover?