This is the week that all things come to a magic ramp up. Thursday I am off early morning for Ontario to celebrate my Sister’s-in-Law birthday. It is a family affair as her brothers (Hubby, Brother T and Brother R), Dad and I prepare a party fit for the lady of the day. This has been a plan in the making for months and we are all looking forward to it. What it means from this side of the country however is that I need to compact a once again procrastinated list into the last few moments before I leave. Hubby has left early for a course he is taking in Madison, Wisconsin (any thoughts why I am not joining him, like can you say brrrrrr?). This means showers, day clothing and bed making are optional not to mention veggies and meat
The weather has turned for the better which means the dogs need their run. It is lovely being out in what could only be described as balmy just below or above freezing weather. The sun is out and it makes all the difference. I caught up with the Fabulous Ms. K yesterday. Since she has taken a time off from the Yummy Yarn Studio, we hardly see each other. The wait was well worth it when she delivered to me the Knitting by the Sea Shawlette that she had started last Summer just before we headed to New Brunswick. The shawlette turned out fabulous and there was about 50g left of the second 100g ball of fingering. The final shawlette is perfect for just resting over the shoulders or for wearing as a scarf. The colour makes it the perfect “tropical” Knitting by the Sea for those cool evening walks on the beach.
It inspired me to add a few rows to the “The Clovers” pattern I purchased from the Sanguine Gryphon. I started using the Alpaca Silk Cashmere fingering that I dyed up last summer. The gold had been sitting in the trunk for months. I couldn’t figure out why it didn’t sell then decided it was all because it was waiting for me to find inspiration in its sunlight happiness.
Here is a hint of what is to come:
I am knitting the pattern with a friend as a knit-a-long. She decided to do the same pattern in a dk weight deep burgundy that is stunning. It will be fun to see how the two compare when they are finished. We have decided to add to the large to become extra-large because we can and because we have the yarn to do it. That took a wee bit of figuring in chart math. Now to see if the yarn math agrees. A well placed life line may be in order. But what is life without risk. Two patterns, a dye day and a new pair of dk mittens are all on the table for finishing in the next 4 days. What are the chances?
I’ll keep you up to speed.