The clock is running. My friend who will be the recipient of the Nora's Stole is visiting in 9 days. I am finishing up skein 6 of 9. I have nothing else on the needles but this stole. It will be done. And blocked. And packaged beautifully. I am trying not to panic here since we also need to have a kitchen. Yikes! Better start knitting ...
On the previous subject of knitting simply and not knitting simply, I know that the act of blogging and blog-reading has elevated my level of knitting -- due to excellent advice, fantastic support and feedback, and pure inspiration. I see crazy colorwork and cables and lace and can't wait to try it! I remember Mr. Weasley's wonderful line from Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire upon seeing the elaborate and extreme wizard tents at the Quidditch World Cup:
"Always the same," said Mr. Weasley, smiling. "We can't resist showing off when we get together..."
I just love all the eye candy!