The week in closing...
A week of landscaping and yardwork with my husband and I have lived to tell about it. We had my parents and sister and husband over to celebrate last night - mojitos were enjoyed, and Apples to Apples played - it has been a great week. I have treated myself to a nice amount of non-dirt related things, I'd say it has been a perfectly balanced stay-cation.
I was able to meet Ysolda yesterday at The Knitting Tree. My knitting penpal, Christine had seen her in Mass. last week, so I was curious. I met her briefly, to get a quick autograph and collect my Whimsical Knits book. The book is stinking charming, that's all I can say.
(excuse the digression) As I picked my way back to my car, I saw the sweetest exchange. A woman was driving away, yelling "I love you", while two little boys ran along the sidewalk. I saw mom and dad - I inquired "That's got to be Grandma, right?". Affirmative. All grandmas should be worth of such a sendoff. It was a warm fuzzy for me and made my trip a little sweeter. I just think grandmas should be special, though some are not. I was lucky enough to get one of each kind, lucky enough to get at least one super special g-ma. At 87, she still reads books I send over. She inspired my reading and my fiber loving, I am sure of it.
I have joined a quiltalong with Old Red Barn Quilts. I have been jonesing a little to sew - I miss my machine. I have been squirreling away fabrics and I think this project will be a perfect foray be back to sewing. And this fabric is just juicy, it's Heather Bailey Pop Garden...I got a late start but I am nearly up to speed - so join in, if you care to, if you haven't.
I am also mid-sock, more car rides. It's the Cotty pattern by the charming Carrie over at We Do not Have a Knitting Problem. I love it from the tips of the picot to the toe - and it's quick in sport weight! Well, it's quick when you do not lose a needle, and since I have...
Yarntini Last Call Sport Weight