It is a testimony to the wildly exciting life I lead that I just don’t seem to have much time for blogging. How am I supposed to sit still long enough to write, when I am so busy living my life of leisure? I should stay home from a knitting group in order to write about knitting? Really? I should put the needles down and take up the keyboard? Really? I should stay home instead of traveling around the country to see my children and grandchildren? I don’t think so!
But I will grudgingly give up a chunk of time right this minute to get a few thoughts down, and give my adoring public a photo update. Yes, I could be attaining my highest score ever on Bejeweled Blitz, but I will sacrifice that accomplishment for my beloved readers.
I finally have photos of my Rainbow Sweater that do it justice. All ends have been tamed. It’s been too warm to actually wear it, except for an occasional over-air-conditioned coffee shop, but I am sure global warming will pause long enough to give me some cooler fall-like evenings any day now.
It was definitely a more challenging and entertaining project than usual. I’m glad I did it. I’m glad it’s done.
Two weeks on the road to various western locales meant a lot of car knitting. In this case, it also meant car crocheting. I got a good start on this interesting crocheted scarf/wrap, and completed the last row today.
It’s from the book, Crochet in Color. Not hard at all; very enjoyable to work on; and I have plans to dig in my stash and put together some interesting combinations of texture and weights, in addition to color. I see this as a potential stash-buster pattern, and the more I can bust the stash, the more I can splurge on new goodies. Oh we knitters are so bad!
I also fell back on another pattern I’ve grown to love; the Ruffles and Ridges wrap. This time I’m making the large size in a lace weight yarn (Classic Elite Silky Alpaca), hoping that it will be a full size shawl instead of just a shoulder wrap.
My trip out west included a fabulous stay in Lake Tahoe, where my two granddaughters enjoyed their debut as flower girls…..
I discovered the beauty of Emerald Bay…..
My other charming granddaughter was appreciative for her lunch of plums…..
And Lynn’s daughter in El Dorado, Kansas is opening a yarn shop! Laura is incredibly talented with everything fibery, so if you are in her neighborhood, make sure you stop in.
The back-to school mentality is still hard to shake, even after five years of retirement. (Five years? Really? REALLY????) I still can’t quite believe I don’t need to be working on lesson plans or running into school to set up my classroom. It’s very important that I take full advantage of my retired years to completely shake off the accumulated stress of many years in the classroom. With that in mind, I think I’ll go play. Next entry: new projects!!