Joining in with Kat and friends today to share another update about what I’m knitting … and a little about what I’m doing while I’m not knitting. Lately, it seems like I’ve spent a lot more time on the latter than usual. or maybe I’m just entering into a “new usual”?!
On the knitting –
I couldn’t even bring myself to take a photo of the brown blob that is my Olive Leaf Pullover. I am enjoying 25 rounds of plain stockinette in the round – the period after joining together the front and back and before beginning the Olive Leaf chart for the body. I think this is the only stretch of “plain” knitting in the entire sweater.
I spent all the time with my Monday knitting group seaming the sleeves on Marsa Alam … all it needs now is buttons. 12 of them. and that might not happen until next Monday!
I had two balls of pale pink Tides in my stash (I’d planned to stripe them with the brown that is now becoming Olive Leaf) and have been thinking hard about a lacy scarf/shawl … when I wore the blue dress on Sunday I realized that pink would be perfect. Yesterday, I started cast on Screen Door and worked through the first two repeats. The Tides is a little thinner than the pattern suggests and I had to go down to a size 4 needle to get a nice gauge. TBD, but I might need a third ball to get a nice size.
On the Not knitting –
My reading has been greatly interrupted by all the podcasts (I’d been reading a lot more with my ears than my eyes … and now my ears are otherwise occupied). But I recently discovered Kate Atkinson’s Jackson Brodie series. I’m now on #4. with my Kindle. and finding that I want to read (no multi-tasking) while I’m reading – which is great!
Yesterday afternoon, Marc and I attended Charlie’s Spring Concert at school and then went out for dinner with his family. The concert lasted only 30 minutes and my favorite part of the whole thing was the hour and a half we spent back at Katie’s before we left for dinner. There’s a big playhouse in their backyard and Rob installed a swing underneath. Sam was in the swing by himself to begin and then needed Charlie to join him. #brothers.
…and finally, there’s this.
What’s unraveling in your world right now?