Daily Knitting Report:
I've almost finished Lap Afghan 2. I should have pictures available by the weekend. I've got some thoughts about it too. I'll post them with the pictures.
A couple of folks have commented that I should go with the small tablecloth idea. That sounds pretty practical, even if it does interfere with My Grandiose Ideas Of How Much I Think I Can Actually Accomplish. Who am I kidding -- I probably wouldn't LIVE long enough to finish a real bedspread.
But here's the issue: I think of tablecloths as being more or less lacy. Counterpanes, not so much. Also, lots of the counterpane patterns have lumpy leaves and bobbles and things. (Think of something like the old-fashioned chenille bedpreads, or that other lumpy bumpy kind of bedspread there used to be tons of when I was a kid. I forget what it's called.) Not so good for balancing glasses on. So I have to think about patterns, and what I want to do with them. Research is called for. Hmmm.... Main Street Yarn had some German lace books I don't own. Maybe it's time for a road trip......
In Other News:
Since the NHL continues to be on strike, we're going to the Gwinnett Gladiators hockey game tonight. It's their home opening game. The opposing team is the Augusta Linx. (Aside: I always thought that the Thrashers was a great name for an Atlanta hockey team. But I think the Augusta Linx may just as good. It works on so many levels. I can't wait to see the mascot. It will probably be something cat-like, but wouldn't it be fun if they also somehow managed to get a golf reference in??) We went to one game of theirs last year, and it was entertainingly different from the Thrashers games we normally went to. There was also the puck that sailed over the end net and headed straight for my head while I looked up in wonder. I'm still thanking the guy behind me who thoughtfully reached out and caught it in his cap, about 2 feet above my head. I wouldn't have looked good with a puck embedded in my forehead.
I'm trying to talk Dear Robert into this pumpkin for Halloween. I've carved a couple of neat ones the past few years, but this year, I'm just not interested, for some reason. But Carrioke's got some great ones on her blog. Looks like they had a fun pumpking carvin' time.