A mere 13 months later, and I am calling the Plane Project done. This baby nearly did me in, not because it was complex (truly easy lace pattern to remember) but because of the yarn. Utterly and completely gorgeous, Cider Moon's Pandora Rose was also particularly deadly and devastating. Thanks to the generosity of knitters, my shawl can be blocked and used and loved and shown off. That being said, I'll have to clean the attic to block this puppy since that is the most expanse of carpeted area in the house. Probably regret saying this but locating the yarn was an easier task than cleaning the attic . . . any guesses as to what I'll be doing tomorrow or what I'll find?
Lola had a family baptism over the weekend, so we really haven't had a chance to chat that much, but she did call in the middle of our 11:20 AM showing of The Dark Knight (who hasn't seen this yet? Honestly, you haven't?). I called her back only to be gob-smacked about our brother, which for the life of me, I don't know why I am any more. Here is a basic run-down of the "issue." The Bro works as a paid fund-raiser for a lobbying group tied to the DNC. He works about 80 - 100 hours a week, but he knew this when he took the job (which was after he and his bride-to-be announced their wedding date). He was told on Friday morning that they were going to move him out of central Ohio to the deep South (think Alabama or Mississippi) two weeks after the wedding for two months BUT since he was getting married and would be a newlywed, they wanted to let him know that he could work for another off-shoot of the company which deals with securing children's rights and ending child hunger/preventable death in Africa, Asia, and other poverty stricken areas of the globe (along the lines of Save the Children). Following it so far? Our brother tells Lola that he said he would rather go down South than stay in Ohio with his new bride since he didn't believe or care about children's rights around the world, but he didn't want her to tell insert fiancee's name here because he didn't tell her he had an option. Nice way to start a marriage, don't you think?
I never did make the laptop case but instead made two Infinity Dresses for the girls. Betty's was the learning dress and she was rather peeved that I kept waking her up only to have it look like shit, so you will have to live with just Veronica's picture. Suffice it to say that they loved the dresses and we will be using this pattern for their bridesmaid dresses for the Bro's wedding. The best part? We found appropriate fabric while visiting the Flyer's parents for just a dollar a yard. That means, including the serger thread to match, the dresses will cost $16.35 total. For that money, I'll throw in my labor for free.
The Flyer and I are rearranging our living room this afternoon as well as selling the remaining CDs that we own at the Jukebox. I couldn't tell you the last time I played a CD over the iPod; there's no sense in having the stand and the player take up space in an already cramped room. Guess this means that we are making the digital conversion. If this ever transfers over to the DVDs, we might be in trouble.
Better photos of the shawl in the next week or so! Enjoy the last full week in July . . . amazing how fast it is going.