Tuesday, July 22, 2008


I cast on for Ene's Scarf (Ravelry link) last week. This is the first time I'm knitting a lace shawl from the outside in, so to speak. Casting on 375 stitches just about made me insane and the whole project seems so daunting. But then we discovered that the kids brought back lice from Norway. Thus began hours upon hours of combing hair and laundry.

As a pleasant summer break from the nit-picking, we drove out to the country to pick peaches. Then came the endless peeling, pitting, and canning that nearly put me over the edge.

Now, after 15 quarts of preserves and 2 lice-free girls, Ene's Scarf? Not so intimidating after all.


Marissa said...

Ohhhh noooo!
What a bummer!
But at least you got the canning done, and your reward is some well deserved down time to knit.

Anonymous said...

Isn't it amazing how ones perspective changes? Have fun with the scarf, glad your days of nit picking are done!

Anonymous said...

What a bummer about the lice.

Have fun with the beautiful scarf!

Christie said...

Wow...that's a lot to put into perspective.

Liz K. said...

15 quarts of preserves? Hope you guys like peaches.

Sally said...

Haha, you're funny Ann!

I'll take some peach preserves. ;o)

Anonymous said...

Wow. Just when you think there are no more souvenirs to bring home. OY!

Have fun with your Ene's.

SNOWBIRD said...

Getting those critters off the children is one thing, but what about the clothes? What a task. The peaches look delicious!

Lolly said...

yikes! sorry to hear about the little critters.

i am hoping to do some preserves this year too - mmm peaches!!