Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Happy birthday to my sweet girl

Need I say more?  It's been amazing to watch you grow into the lovely young woman you are.  I love you so much!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

This is going to take a while....

I figured I'd dash into the ole blog and put up a post.  The time is flying, and I just keep not blogging!  Poor neglected blog.  I'm trying to stick to once a month at least, and I think I'm managing that.

Anyway, here is my current project -- it's Marie Wallin's Fair Isle Club 2 blanket, and it's big.  If you go to the link, you can see pictures of the whole thing.  I've finished 3 parts (the parts came out monthly) and am currently knitting the 4th part.  Here are the first 3 parts.

I'm going against how it's supposed to be knitted (which is to knit each part flat) and knitting each part in the round with steeks.  Hopefully I won't run out of yarn this way!  I just can't get my tension right when I knit color work flat.  The purling -- just can't do it!

Here is where I am currently.  Why am I knitting a big blanket during the summer months?  Hot!!!

I'm really enjoying the knit though.  The color work is easily memorizable as you knit a row, and it's a pleasure.  As the blanket grows, I have a feeling I will start flagging, though.  I hope not!

Before I started this blanket project, I finished another project -- I needed a mindless knit after all the sweaters I'd been knitting.  So I picked up that lovely double skein I'd shown in my last post, and knitted the Tale as Old as Time Cowl, with the La Belle et La Bette yarns from Must Stash Yarn.

It's fun to knit self striping yarn!

During the month of July, the father type and I managed to go see Hello Dolly on Broadway.  Sadly, it wasn't Bette Midler in the lead role that day, but it was still a wonderful performance.

And we got to go out to dinner with the girl child for my birthday too.  it was very nice!

Mia and the boy child have been getting along fairly well recently.

Hope everyone's summer is going well!