Knitting by Judy @ 8:55 AM

shawl pins from Yarn Overs
shawl pins from Yarn Overs

I am back amongst the living. This flu-thing was horrible. I still have little energy. But at least I feel sort of OK. All I can say is… get your flu shot!

Thank you, gentle reader, for your kind wishes. Really, it meant a lot to know that people actually wonder what happened to me if I disappear.

Speaking of disappearing… Has anyone heard from Maia? She hasn’t blogged for a long time and isn’t responding to my emails. I would just like to know if she is OK. If you have heard from her, please let me know!

OK. I have actually pseudo-knitting content — pseudo because I haven’t actually been knitting anything at all. I went to knit night last Thursday at Tangle, knit about three rows, sat and stared at everyone, and left early to go home and go to bed. Really exciting around Chez PI it has been lately, let me tell you.

So here is pseudo-knitting content.

These lovely pins, being modeled by the PNW Shawl, are from Yarn Overs: Handcrafted jewelry for you knitted garments, and are hand made by Robert Howard in Colorado. The one on the left, Rings, is brass. Leaf, on the right, is copper. These two, and others of Robert’s creations, are available in copper, brass and nickel silver.

These are not small pins. Leaf is 3″ long and Rings is 2-1/2″ wide. The size makes them suitable for sweaters, jackets and scarves as well as lacy bits of shawls. These would make lovely gifts for any knitter in your life. (I’m not sure of the timeframe — they may have to be post-Christmas gifts, now.)

Go. Order. You know you want to!

So what are y’all doing for whatever winter holiday you celebrate? #1 Son is currently in California on tour. He will be back in time for Christmas (our holiday of choice, more or less), but will be leaving again on New Years Eve and will be gone for 5 weeks. I will miss him as he will not be able to call me much. But the little birds have to fly, eh? Somewhere in there I can hopefully catch him long enough to get a picture of the scarf.

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