I had another long weekend and spent it with awesome people. I had one last day of vacation before the end of the work fiscal year (May 31st). I was able to move a doctors appointment with my sleep study doctor (I have sleep apnea) to the late morning so I could sleep in later than normal.
After my appointment I met up for lunch with Samie from NotYourGramsAfghan and Dianne (friend from work and knitting). Samie posted a great post about our day but I the long an short of it was that I bought yarn that I had no intention of buying but it's going to make a great Ginny's Cardigan.
Sunday, I had breakfast with Lucy and her fiancé Kevin. Lucy and I were college roommates and we don't get to see each other a lot because she moved back east to Philly. We do talk online all the time and I am in her wedding next June. Seriously it's like a year from this weekend! So exciting.
|Lucy and I after breakfast at Pamela's Diner|
Other than that I went to the gym and worked on my knitting but what I did realize recently is that I actually believe people when they tell me that I am pretty and beautiful. I can't tell you the last time I had confidence in my beauty and it's kind of awesome.
|Yeah, I kinda rock!|
So with that said, let's see what I have worked on this week.
|Quadrant 4, half way done|
I don't know what has kept me working on this but I have been churning out mitered squares like it's my job (alas, it's not). I just want to see this blanket done and want to start on the border. So I keep pushing through and soon it will be done.
I am already on the 4th color of the 5 in this quadrant. I remember how long it took to make my first quadrant. That just shows how far I have come as a knitter.
|I ripped out the original work I did on this sweater|
So I know I talked about this sweater before and I was really excited for the concept but in practice I didn't like how it was turning out. So after a bit of time in timeout, I decided to rip out all of my work and start again.
|What I have so far|
I changed my striping scheme to make my life a little bit easier and have less ends to weave in. So I do a few rows every night and it's coming along.
|Just a bit of a swatch|
So I got an email from SweetGeorgia Yarn talking about patterns and new colors of her yarn. Needless to say, I fell in love with the Nineteen Twenty Shrug and immediately bought it and started to plan.
I had lovely hot pink and orange yarn from SpaceCadetCreations in Celeste that I bought at a local yarn festival. The color was a "Department of Rocket Science" color so that means the dyer was experimenting and hasn't decided what to do with the color way. I really hope it becomes a part of the regular line up because it's gorgeous.
Anyway, I started to swatch with the recommended needles but it was just too large so I ripped it out and started again with smaller needles. I need to keep working on it so I can wash and block it before I get started. So excited about this though :)
That's it for this week.
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