Monday, July 10, 2006

The Zen of Lace

Carmelita is growing. The journey is slow, but steady, and I'm finding myself learning a lot along the way. I am learning to be patient. To slow down. Normally I would dive in and try to figure it all out on my own, but if there's one thing about me, I know my limitations. I learned early on that I need to take it slow and cautious. I am not at all above relying on many stitch markers and frequent lifelines. Since this is my first lace project, I am also learning about lace - and shawl - construction. How stitches work together to create beautiful designs. I'm also learning how to spot mistakes and how to go about trying to fix them. I've come to realize that this project, more than just being a pretty shawl for me to wear eventually, is really much more about the process. So, she continues to grow, and I continue to learn.

Changing the subject, but touching on recent posts by my girls... First, re: nasubis: I am ecstatic to announce that I can see the most minuscule nasubi growing in my little container garden! It's literally less than a cm long, but it's there! Ha! And re: dogs and their beds, I didn't realize that dogs don't usually take to people-sanctioned beds. Dakota went right into his. In fact, this picture was taken the first day we bought his bed.

Now, sleeping in it at night is a different story. He sleeps at the foot of our bed for the most part (though he suffers from insomnia - is this normal?), he does like to hang out in his bed, too...and the couch...and the floor...and...

4 comments:

Jennifer said...

Dakota looks very comfy all curled up in his bed.

Carmelita is looking very lovely.

Nasus said...

Dakota looks so adorable in that fetal position...and how exciting about your nasubi! We have three more to harvest, but the firsts always have a special place in our hearts ;)

Mary-Heather said...

Oh, I love the sun filtering through your shawl! And silly me, I thought at first "oh, cool detail with those darker rows!" Then I realized they are lifelines. Duh!

The shawl is getting really big! Woohoo!

Shelley said...

Yay! Good job on the shawl. And puppy in the bed ... cute. Tink will go into her bed for a treat when I leave the house but I always find her on the couch or in the chair when I get home, which leads me to believe that she jumps right out of there when I leave. As for the insomnia - Tink is restless at night if it's hot or if she's not had enough exercise or walks. It's been tough lately with the hot weather but it cooled down a couple days ago and she's sleeping much better. Hope Dakota calms down.