I got around to taking a couple pictures today. I should have been taking more pictures lately. Maybe a few to capture those special moments, like Jem’s 9th birthday. (Which was last Friday.) Or when Pepper fell asleep next to Scout in her crib. Or maybe when Shawn was sprawled out across the bed when I got up for a drink of water at 4 in the morning. (He adamantly denies that he does not cross the halfway line when we are sleeping in the middle of the night. What a liar!)
But in all honesty, the camera has been the last thing I’ve been thinking about grabbing and using. Instead I’ve been trekking away at some of my FO’s. The ones that I just have to get done. Or the socks that I owe my Hogwarts Pal in about 2 1/2 weeks. Or the package I had to send my Secret Pal because I couldn’t make it to the Post Office in time. Or how about paying the bills and credit card accounts because I’ve been lagging when it comes to signing the checks. Yes, my friends, I am in deep! (But don’t worry, I paid the rent and the bills. I am working on those socks. I sent my package out after waiting in line for 30 minutes yesterday. I’m finally back on top of things!)
I’ve even been reading. So much in fact that last night, while reading, Nineteen Minutes
by Jodi Picoult, I stayed up til 2 a.m. just to finish the last 100 pages. I was half way there and then decided that I needed
to finish it and find out what happens. It was worth staying up for. Next on the list, besides the few Yoga books I wanted to check out, (I want to be a little prepared before I take the class), is a 932 page autobiography on King Henry the 8th. (I blame such an undertaking on “The Tudors”, on Showtime, and Philippa Gregory
and her books on him and the Boleyn family.
But onto the knitting.
I finished the Rowan Flood Sweater a couple weeks ago. Here’s the, (crappy), picture of me, (wearing it in 109 degree weather):
Last night I finished the Rusted Root Sweater by Zephyr Style. And then something bad happened. A hole. In the back. Near the top. I think Pepper has been messing with my knitting. She certainly likes yarn. And my Namaste bag. Little devil!
And a close up of the leaves lace panel.
Rusted Root by Zephyr Style
Needles: US 6’s for the body, (circulars); 3’s and 4’s for the ribbing
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Wool Cotton in Gray
Mods: Instead of using 4’s for the ribbing on the bottom, I did 3’s for a little bit of a tighter rib. The ribbing on the neck and sleeves were done with 4’s.
I’d definitely knit this again. In fact I was looking at some Cotton Ease at Michael’s today and I’m thinking that the Navy Blue would look quite nice.
Now onto bigger and better things…I’ve decided to start the Wicked Sweater. In the Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK that I had ordered for the tank in the Spring IK. (Since my gauge was off, I decided that this would be perfect for Wicked.) Can’t wait to start!
I’m still working on the Charlotte’s Web, but I’ve given up hope that I will finish it by the time my neighbors leave. So I’ll be sending this baby off. I’m also working on the sleeves for the Debbie Bliss Diamonds Sweater for Scout. I’m 12 rows short of finishing the first one. I’m a knitting machine!