Goodness me, it has been a long time… this girl seriously missed the blogging, but I feel like I can come up from the depths of my book piles and computer files for some much-needed updating. So much to report on in these past few weeks, and I feared that if I did not say something now, I would forget to tell you about it later!
Many thanks for the emails and encouragements in my school work. My paper is still lingering–but I am feeling much more confident about it now than I did a few weeks ago. I am two weeks from the deadline, and while I still have my work cut out for me, it is completely doable.
Now on to the fun stuff…
|As you can imagine, my knitting has been a little slower than usual as I have been so immersed… however, I found some knitting time on the train… this little beauty is a simple YO K2tog pattern in the lovely beaded rayon that Donna gave me last month. This is great yarn. This is kind of a stole/scarf that I will wear very often… you know me and scarves! Yarn close up! You can see my small front yarn in this photo too.|
My Tempting body is done, and I am ready to cast on with the DPNs (double pointed nightmares) for the sleeves. No picture because it pretty much looks the same as the previous post: long 2×2 ribbed tube. Cooler pictures to come when I get the sleeves attached.
|I am trucking along on my Lucky Clover. I frogged what I had before because my gauge was way off, and the lace was not showing up properly. I am now happy with what I have here. It is a pretty fun knit once you get going. You have to stop by the Lucky KAL blog. Some have already finished! We have 73 members!|
|Knowing that I needed a little study break, Heather, came over last Saturday for some hot Kool-Aid dye action. She brought champagne and orange juice (for mimosas) in one hand, and Lamb’s Pride in the other. Can you say awesome friend? After a yummy grilled lunch (thanks Kris!) we got to work… all that Corningware from our wedding shower came in handy…|
…and the results…
We used Lion Brand Fisherman’s, Lamb’s Pride Chunky, and Classic Elite Montera in the dyeing. Some colors turned out better than others, but as always, it is about the process
… and how would a blog entry be complete without some spring flower pictures? Kris and I went to the Cherry Blossom Festival the day before full bloom! Nevertheless, it was a perfect day with a lot of good walking exercise. We saw the memorials (Jefferson and the new WWII), and snapped some pics… it was a blustery day!
Fifteen days without blogging leaves me with a lot of catching up… so stay tuned for more!
Quincy cat says MEOW!