Good Lord, that word is confusing for me. And I’m usually a very good speller. Now there’s a compliment right there: “Boy, Sandy, you are so good at putting the letters in the right order when you write words!”
Yes, I can’t remember the name of my close friend’s husband, despite knowing them for 21 years, but I can remember how to spell “accommodate”. Fantastic.
Ok, before we start talking about Ginkgos…You remembered that it is Thursday Think Tank, right? I had fallen off the wagon due to illness and the holiday season. I’m back on the horse. I have given myself a few resolutions, which I normally don’t do.
1. Make a pair of jeans that actually fit me. I did make a muslin. Holycownotworkingforme. Post later.
2. Knit three sweaters. Can the Dahlia really count? Probably not. I am working on choices.
3. Buy and use a piece of exercise equipment. I’ve been working at physical therapy. I mean it. Ow.
I have the rest of the year to work on those things though.
Today I am giddy about Ginkgo. The free knitting pattern. Of course, when I did a quick search to make sure I spelled the damn thing right, Yahoo told me that Ginkgo is used to sharpen memory and concentration. Maybe I should EAT the Ginkgo?
Nahhhh, that’s silly. Look at this though:
Doesn’t it make you smile? I swiped this photo from Maggie’s blog.
I am making mine in Studio June Bamboo La La yarn, in “Happy Tangerine”. It is SO happy. So happy I’m not sure I can wear it in public. But I love it. Check out the selection of other yarns at the etsy shop. She has amazing yarn.
Maggie gives directions to make this a “shoulderette shawl” and advises how to add repeats for a larger shawl. I don’t so much care about the size, but I can’t bear to not finish the ball of yarn. Pattern calls for 330 yards and I have 430, so you know I am doing the extra 30 rows/extra repeats. What else am I gonna do with 100 yards of bright orange fingering weight yarn?
Photos coming soon. This baby is mostly stockinette, so I mean, really soon.
p.s. Upon doing the spell check before posting this, I saw that I spelled Ginkgo wrong three times, despite specifically looking it up for the correct spelling.