Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Grrrrr . . .

It's always when you're really feeling good that things slam you the worst. I had a very upsetting meeting at church council last night, and right now I have a headache from grinding my teeth all night. ("We only help people on our side of the county, because we were getting too many requests." "We can't do something nice and harmless and painless on this person's special occasion, because we've never done it before." "Is the constitution clear on how we can strip someone of their membership if we can't get them to shut up?") I can't decide whether to go on a holy war all by myself, quit in disgust, or just play Alan Parsons Project's "In The Lap Of The Gods" really loud, over and over again, like I did when I was angry in college.
In any case, it's a good thing I had my knitting going, or I might have been tempted to use those needles for something much less appropriate. Here are my swatches of "Spring Arbor" and the beginnings of "Orchid Lace." One thing I've learned is that Orchid Lace is best done when you can actually count consistently. I missed a yarn over somewhere during last night's discussion, and ripped out 10 rows this morning to fix it.


Patricia said...

Your dishcloths are lovely. Can you tell me where to find the pattern for the Spring Arbor dishcloth? Thanks.

Jami said...

It's one of Maile Mauch's patterns from the "Keeping You In Stitches" website. Try here:

It really is a pretty pattern, isn't it?