Friday, August 13, 2010


I'm trying to remember -- does Auntie Em wear a shawl?

Certainly not when she's out by the hen house with Uncle Henry, putting the new chicks into coops just ahead of the looming storm.

Maybe later -- there's those scenes after the house and everyting else has been carried up into the sky, remember the despicable Miss Almira Gulch riding her bike in the wind, and Auntie Em swinging back and forth in her rocking chair, blissfully knitting as if she were sitting in her parlor firmly on the ground?

Didn't Auntie Em wear a shawl then?

The blue-green shaded triangular shawl I've just finished is for the silent auction at the 2010 Kansas Authors Club on October 1-3, but I'm tempted to keep it for myself. Only, you know Auntie Em would be wearing brown, not blue.

Saturday, August 7, 2010


Still making ankle warmers. I have some that are KU red and blue, some that are purple, even some that are orange (Baker U.).

I did branch out and have completed a lovely triangular shawl in shades of subtle blues and greens -- it will be available at the silent auction at the Kansas Authors Club convention October 1-3 in Lawrence.

Another project will not appear at the silent auction. In fact, I'm thinking of ripping it out and starting anew. It is sort of a shawl, constructed with eight wedges which were enlarged with one random added stitch at each round. About drove me crazy. Couldn't remember whether I had made the extra stitch or not and was always checking back along the needle.

Some gorgeous variegated cherry pink and cream yarn caught my eye, and it's quickly becoming a triangular scarf, which may be in the silent auction, should I finish in time.

That's what's keeping me busy, the "One Free Nation, Many Voices" conference. Check it out.