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Actual knitting!


One of my travel souvenirs this summer was a Crazy Zauberball (Schoppel Woole; 75% wool/25% nylon in sock weight – German color name is indisch Rosa, which I think is Indian pink) and it eventually suggested that it wanted to be a scarf/shawl. I’d only gotten 1 ball, so I called the shop, asked if they still had the 2nd ball, and it’s on the way. I love what the colors are doing!

A closer look.

Earlier this year, I had some herbs in planters, but the hot weather and lack of rain has made it hard to keep them from completely drying out. I just moved them to the space right outside the front door, which is pretty handy to the kitchen. I’m hoping they like it there!

3 thymes, oregano, a clump of chives, and a couple of flowers.

We’re trying to get a bit more fit around here—it’s hard to get into doing much outside when the temperature’s hanging around the upper 90’s to 100, and then there’s cold, snow and ice in the winter, so we’ve just added an exercise bike to the mix. So far the cats have given it a wide berth, and Toby seems to be totally unconcerned. I forgot to take a “before” picture, but I thought the mid-project view looked like something had exploded.

Lots of packaging!

And the finished product!

We still need to do some fine tuning on where it’s going to live. It requires an outlet and needs to be near a tv. 😉


Author: joyknits

Knitter, designer, tech editor, spinner sharing a home in the Missouri Ozarks with my husband (53 years and counting), 1 dog, 2 cats, and way too much stash!

5 thoughts on “Actual knitting!

  1. No, Joy. You don’t plug it in….you pedal it! The shawl looks great!

  2. Oooh, fun shawl! I used some Crazy Zauberball in my Parcheesi blanket — it didn’t really showcase the color changes in the yarn, but it worked to add some variety — while still be cohesive — to the project! Man, I hear you about getting out and being active in the hot weather, and this summer has been a doozy. I’m feeling some relief right now (and for the next few days) and hope it reaches you!

  3. Love your shawl. It’s so darned pretty!! And, the bike isn’t near as ugly as some things and won’t take up as much space as a treadmill!!!!

  4. Pretty shawl! I have a ball or two of that in the stash, and it definitely needs to be something besides socks, I’m not sure it would hold up very well underfoot.

  5. I’ve got a Zauberball too — in fall colors. It hasn’t spoken to me yet, but I like what yours is saying! ; )

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