Saturday, May 10, 2008

Busy

What have you been up to? Me - what's that old saying, busier than a one-armed paper hanger? That's me. At work there is some turmoil, and I am also in the middle of getting ready for a hearing on the 20th and the 21st. So I am reading, and reading, and interviewing witnesses, and reading... I am so sick of this case.

In the middle of this, I have managed to finish some projects. The pink shawl is the Triangles within Triangles Shawl. I had this knit without the edging for months, and had decided I did not like the edging when I first knit it. But after seeing my friend Patti's at the beginning of April (hers is a beautiful shade of purples which she claims I talked her into purchasing the same day I bought the yarn for mine at Lambspun in Ft. Collins), I realized that the edging in fact was a good addition to the shawl, so out of the stash it came and I knit the edging. Tuesday night, while DH and the eldest son were at the Rockies game, this was blocked. I think it came out nice don't you think?

This baby sweater is a sample for a class I am going to teach at String. Isn't it cute? It is out of 2 skeins of Noro Kureyon. I changed the pattern to knit the sleeves in the round, and I am happy with the yarn I wound off for the sleeves. I think the colors matched up pretty nicely.

So that's about a 1400 yard dent in the stash for the month so far. Not too bad.

What's on the needles, oh way too much. I am working on the Roslin hoodie today. I was hoping to get the color work section completed today, but I am thinking I might have been too optimistic. I hadn't planned on taking a trip to the mall with the youngest to buy him shoes, and to buy a graduation present. DH has been next door brewing beer most of the day, so I thought I would have serious knitting time. Oh well, I still have tonight to work on Roslin.

They are saying freeze warnings tonight. I am so glad the three new bare root roses have not arrived, or I would not be happy. I lost three rose bushes in the same place in the garden for the second year in a row. I am going to be removing the soil, looking for anything that could possibly be in those areas before the new bushes go in. My other five bushes in the same general area are doing fine. I know hybrid teas don't do as well here, but they are my favorites, I just have to figure this out. I had 34 beautiful rose bushes in California, and I will get these eight to be gorgeous some how.

Well, I hope you have a great rest of the day. Happy Mother's Day tomorrow to all of you Moms!

3 comments:

Knit Eat Sleep said...

Love the shawl and the baby sweater is adorable! :)

Purple Princess said...

I hope you had a very Happy Mother's Day. I love the shawl and hope to see it in person. What a cute little baby sweater!

sharon t said...

Beautiful shawl. Someday I will knit lace.