I'm sure all of you know what I'm talking about in the title to this post. Yes, the BLACK HOLE. I am sucked into the never ending portion of a triangular shawl. I have only the last 36 rows of the landscape shawl. the longest 36 rows of the shawl. I haven't counted stitches, but I can calculate. It is LOTS!! I reduced the size of the shawl because it is for a summer wedding and the bride did not want such a long shawl. Nevertheless, this is a lot of steady, production knitting that I am into. I am on the last of the five stitch patterns. My husband the mathematician tells me that 20% of the shawl remains to be done--not counting the edging on the hypotenuse. Man alive, my goal of 15 rows per evening until I finish this shawl is unattainable. Nine or ten rows is my max, I find. I knit and knit, and purl and purl, and yarn over and knit two together and I don't get any further towards my goal. I have a severe case of start-itis for a new project.
Meanwhile, to add brightness to my knitting life, I won some yarn from Amy at Frenchy Knits. My photo in the sun does not do the yarn justice. It is a skein of Andes Yarn, 100% wool.It has my favorite color, purple, along with some luscious olive-y green. I can't wait to knit with it. I will make a scarf using the seafoam stitch. It will be awesome. Thanks, Amy!!!!
I love to garden, but I'm not a good gardener. I love shades of green in the garden more than the colors. But, my astilbe are blooming beautifully.
And, I love my day lilies, which require no attention once they get started.
Now, here is something else in my yard. What could it be?? A laundry basket, upside down, with a rope?? When the yellow rope ends, a black one is tied on.
And, the black robe disappears into the neighbor's garden, under a tree.
What could this weird contraption be used for???
Leave your answer in the comments and I will draw a name from the accurate guesses. The lucky winner will receive some yarn--as yet to be determined--from the stash that is taking over the house!!!