beet the system.

Thank you for all of your kind comments regarding the carnage my Sunday Market Shawl suffered last week. I did a little bit of pouting, but ultimately decided to look through my stash and begin again. I’m using Dream in Color Smooshy in Visual Purple. Here’s what I’ve got so far:

Also, I have a new tote bag, doubling as a purse these days. (

Perhaps this should be my new motto. I feel sort of ridiculous making such a big deal about the shawl carnage, given the fact that my car window was smashed this weekend and my big red bag stolen. (In the parking lot of a Catholic school on a Saturday afternoon, no less.) Luckily, I had my wallet and phone with me. I have some calls to make to the bank this morning regarding my checkbook, but mostly, whoever destroyed my car window is enjoying (or not) several knitted items: my hurricane hat, my nutkin mitts and a half-finished dishcloth. It could have been much worse, but I am sad that my knitted items are gone.  I also lost my calendar and to-do list (I wonder if the culprit is interested in crossing a few things off?) and my sunglasses case. Certainly not the treasure I imagine was expected.

Anyway, I’m off to get the glass replaced, file a police report, sort through insurance info — and drink some coffee.  More knitting to share soon, I hope.


6 thoughts on “beet the system.

  1. you are having a tough time of it girlfriend. when it rains, it pours. i am so sorry. good news though. i recently knit a pair of socks with smooshy, same color even and it was a blast to work with. i cannot post any pics of them yet because they are a bday present not yet received. hope things start to get better!

  2. Oh no…. Not the Nutkins! :( that is quite sad. It was a tough weekend for the rooster’s knitting (not to mention your car, sorry to hear about that!!) Enjoy your coffee, or perhaps some wine’s in order? Sending good knitting vibes and bad karma to the vandal/knitting thief!

  3. P.S. I LOVE that bag. When my six months are done (July 1 – seven months actually) I need to get one, or one of those T-shirts, good stuff!!

  4. Ick, what bad luck! Maybe you can use it as an excuse to buy new, pretty pretty yarn to make replacements? Sorry you’ve had such a lousy few days!

  5. So sorry, it sounds like you’ve had a run of bad luck. Maybe the universe will send you something reallly good to ease your suffering. :)

  6. Oh, poor thing! That totally sucks. I had my bag stolen at work a couple of months ago, and while they got my purse, phone and iPod I was glad I still had my knitting to keep me sane.

    Good luck with the damage-control.

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