The growing green jellyfish

Knitting

My square Clover Shawl looks like a jellyfish to me when it’s hanging down & I’m knitting it. I’m generally afraid of jellyfish but not the knitting project kind:

I figure I’m getting close to finishing the first skein, which was ~100g and ~900 yards before washing. I never did measure afterwards, but it’s got some very decent yardage on it. I’ll have to figure out when I get closer to the end if I’ve got the will power to make it any bigger or if the second skein of handspun can stay where it is.

In the mean time, go have a look at Susan’s test knit rectangular stole version of the Clover Shawl. I think it turned out very well. I’m working on the pattern tonight & I’m hoping to release it shortly.

Publishing

You may not have heard, but there have been disturbing stories for a while about lack of payment to designers & employees of a certain knitting magazine. Quite a few blogs of people personally involved have already covered the details, so I’ll point you in the direction of Ruth Garcia-Alcantud (rock+purl),¬†Joy Gerhardt, Anniken Allis, and Alex Tinsley. Follow the links & be warned that you may be sucked into reading more. If you don’t have the time, just don’t buy the UK “Knit” magazine until things actually change (i.e., they start paying people on time & returning samples).

Trouble

Finally, here’s a drawing by my daughter that I found when cleaning up the basement:

Translated into French: “Maman, aide moi! Samuel m’a pouss√©!”

Translated into English: “Mom, help me! Sam pushed me!”

Oh dear!

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3 Responses to The growing green jellyfish

  1. catsmum says:

    glad you liked the shawl Natalie.
    As to the payment issue – I’ve long given up hope of receiving the payment for three projects that I’m owed by Australian Patchwork & Quilting Magazine , and the then-editor of another [now defunct] Aussie Craft mag casually phoned to tell me she’d found my long lost sample vest ” behind my file cabinet when I was moving to a new job”

    and people why I haven’t submitted a magazine project for many years !

  2. joan says:

    I’m not sure what I love more – the shawl or your children!

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