22 October 2009

a new shawl and it's adventures in red clay

I had just finished knitting up my Noro mini shawl. It seemed be taking me forEVER to finish it.
As soon as I finished weaving in all the ends I wasted no time blocking it.
I stuck it in a fresh bowl of water and soap and headed outside to play.

I came back in after about 15 minutes, poured the water out, refilled with fresh water and headed back outside.
Oscar was playing in the dirt and I was digging in the garden. He told me after a bit he was going inside to wash his hands.

No prob, I said.

After a while, I headed inside to start drying my newly knitted shawl outside.
I walk in the bathroom to my surprise and find GEORGIA RED CLAY all in my fresh water bowl with my shawl!

After a few big words, I managed to rinse the water and wash out most of the red clay. You gotta love that variegated yarn and I guess that georgia clay also!



Note to myself: do not leave yarn out where small people or pets can reach!

Happy day to you and you and you!


  1. That is absolutely gorgeous, Ansley. Let's try to get together next time I have a stint in Athens.

  2. I'm glad that the shawl wasn't ruined.
    It is beautiful!

  3. Yikes! Looks like you saved it. Very pretty shawl.

  4. This is why I paint for now instead of doing 3D projects. I can hang them HIGH to dry! The shawl is beautiful.