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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

The Last Rows of Scrappy Shawl and "Miracle Creek"

     I'm on my last rows for my Scrappy Shawl.  I like my shawls smaller to just keep a chill off my neck so after a few thin rows I'll bind off.  If I'm wrong I can always undo and cast back on and add more.  I've done that before.  I'm going to miss this knit.  It definitely goes into my mental file as something to do again, and maybe again.  I love having a freeform approach to knitting; adding as whim and evolving design dictates.  It was just plain fun!  And it used up extra yarn I had because of a kit that I knew would give me tons of yarn leftover for some creative project.  An intentional stash.

     Book of the Month is great, not only does it stretch me, introducing genres I might not think to entertain, but it also gets books to you before they are published.  So I started "Miracle Creek" yesterday on it's published date.  I'm just at the beginning and so far I'm finding the book surprises me literally at every turn.  A Korean couple runs the Miracle Submarine, a pressurized container where concentrated oxygen is feed into it.  A controversial avant-garde treatment for autism and other disorders.  On the day when the Korean husband Pak asks his wife Young to watch the filled pressurized container for just one moment, the unthinkable happens.  An explosion and two die.  Who's responsible is the question?  Amid many secrets, there is a trial and that's where I'm at.

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  1. I sure like your scrappy shawl. I have made a few of those and they are fun. I get compliments on them when I wear them. I like the asymmetrical triangle as well. Sometimes I throw in a row or two of eyelets just for variety.

  2. I love your scrappy shawl so much! And, it does look like it is the perfect size. Well done!

  3. I love the colors in your scrappy shawl! (All my very favorites.)

  4. I am in love with your scrappy shawl. Before I go to bed tonight, I'm to see if I have enough "matching" scraps to make one of my own!

  5. The hues in your photos on your blog are amazing. Im telling Al to read that book!