Rest is well deserved, since next week we are heading into Japan. And this is not going to be a restful clue. Since I got into a little bit of hot water for not giving heads up about beads being continued into the next clue, I feel obliged to give a little spoiler warning. Japan is a self-standing clue, that means, there is no transition portion from China. It is also a bead/nupp clue that uses around 100-110 beads PER SECTION (so 200-ish for triangle and 400-ish for square). So make sure you do have your stuff ready. If you have been working your shawl plain, this is a section where you may want to consider throwing nupps or beads as they are integral to the appearance and meaning of the piece.
Welcome to my doll house!
I have to admit you really need to put some rosy goggles on to see the beauty and the possibilities of the house. And if you are as addicted as I am to the house renovation shows, you would be jumping in anticipation to the upcoming tearing of carpets and bashing in of old moldy cabinets. Luckily for me, my husband has a strong construction and architecture background, and plans to do most of the work by himself.
As it always happens, the closing has been delayed by some roof issues, and I will miss the whole take possession ceremony as I will be on my way to Wyoming. But at least I will be cool. And maybe by the time
So we are packing some easy knitting...
Since I don't anticipate a lot of exciting nightlife in the middle of Wyoming, I am ambitiously packing away a couple of quick projects and a couple of not so quick ones.
Here is part of a summer tank top, for my sister. The original pattern called for silk, but I wanted something she could wear to the beach and wash and dry without a worry. Thus, it is Cascade Ultra Pima, 100% cotton but with a rich sheen. She asked me not to use a "sensible color", and thus it is a glowing turquoise. Looks great on tanned skin! I shall not reveal the pattern, since I know she reads this blog...
And for my mom, nothing but the best, a very frothy cardi in 100% linen (apparently she likes a little something with sleeves, to hide the "batflaps"). This is Louet Euro Flax, in purple color (it would be #45 in the color card, since my camera mangles purples routinely). I still have to do some swatches for size, since it is a little thinner than the suggested yarn.
And yes, I have packed some yarn to hopefully start the vintage coat. A couple more swatches, and now I am happy that I have a cable pattern I can work with. Now all that's left is a whole lot of math.
Ollie's five... and it looks like yesterday that he was a little undersized peanut. We had a swingin' Star Wars party with all his little day care friend at the local gym, lots of little tired boys and girls running around the gym with instructors while the parents sat back and relaxed. My kind of party.
He graduated from his pre-K. I missed the shindig, apparently they wore little hats and plastic star-shaped sunglasses. I did receive their graduation "composition", a piece of paper where they wrote what they want to be when they grow up. An astronaut? A doctor? Fireman? Guess again.
" I want to be a Lego buyer because I like Lego's". Oh boy. This is some serious nerd material. I hope I won't have him living in my basement when he is 40.