It's been a rather quiet week here. The weather has been cool and off and on showers. I like it like this, not so hot and quite comfortable for knitting. :-). My headache is still there, but not as bad as before. Right now the plan is to go to the lake tomorrow evening, but last week it changed, so I'm not counting on anything. Ha!
Tonight we're having a potluck for about 15 people here at our house so I've probably been a bit busier than I should have been. I decided to sit down for a few minutes and try to get a post up and show you what I've been up to this week.
I finished my second sock about an hour ago. These are called "Petty Harbour" and are a free pattern on Ravelry. The yarn is from Knit Picks Stroll Fingering in the Northern Lights hand painted color way. It was so nice to knit with. It's my third pair of socks with stroll and I think it's my new favorite sock yarn. I hope it wears well too. It is a blend of merino/nylon. The pattern is on the leg and down the top of the foot. With the color, it's harder to see the pattern but I like it.
Here's a closer view. The toe is plain with a Kitchener stitch close. Can you tell I have long toes? I like making socks to actually fit my feet. I was able to make the toes a bit longer and they fit perfectly. They are so comfy and I think I'll be keeping these. Yippee! The first pair that may actually stay with me.
I immediately cast on for another pair. I'm debating which pattern to make, the "Hermione Socks" or the "Monkey Socks". They both begin with the same cuff so I have a little while to decide. This is also Stroll Fingering from Knit Picks in the Seashell Tonal color way.
A little better look at the actual colors. Such sweet tones of pink. It reminds me of cotton candy.
The "Lala's Simple Shawl" has grown just a bit. I love this pattern and I'm thinking of a Christmas gift or two made from this pattern.
Did you see the cute little stitch marker in the picture above. It's a crown! Quite appropriate for a Queen don't you think? I found these cute little charms at Hobby Lobby and since I only had a couple of progress keepers, I splurged and made a few new ones. Piper likes it too. :-). The 40% off coupon was quite handy and I made eight progress keepers for only $2.99. Not bad.
And speaking of Piper.... Mandy sent me this picture yesterday. They were out for a walk by the Cheasapeake Bay and she too this picture. Isn't she just the cutest? Papa said she was missing her babies! I don't know if she just forgot them at home or why the stroller is empty.
Today this one came with the caption that "her babies are big now!" I just adore this little girl and miss her more than I can say. This has been the longest stretch of her little life that I haven't physically been with her. It's been over 6 months! Gosh I miss her and her Mommy and Daddy. I'm not sure when I'll be able to go see them.
Next week is supposed to warm up quite a bit. The upper 80's again and prime lake time. We'll have to see what happens around here. It's been two weeks since I've been at the trailer. As much as I miss it there, I'm trying to count my blessings and enjoy my home. I'm rereading Debbie Macombers Blossom Street series this summer and enjoying them very much. What are you reading?
I still have lots of mittens to make, but my mitten supplies are at the trailer! I hadn't planned to be away for more than a day or two last time I left. That'll teach me. Whenever I come home I need to bring all of my knitting supplies home with me. I'll try to get started on those again this weekend if I can get my mitten mojo back. :-)
Well, I've got to run and get the dishes out and get everything ready for this evening. Only an hour or so before they all arrive. I hope you have a wonderful weekend and are enjoying your summer, or winter, wherever you may be.
"For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say "No" to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age." Titus 2:11-12