Friends, it was a productive week here. Marc and I have kind of forgotten how to be Marc & Mary, and this week we both got back into a few familiar grooves. Marc actually went to the driving range and walked 18 holes of golf (first time for each of those since February?). I got a new pair of running shoes and ran to the lake in record time. and in the midst of new-normal Zoom and FaceTimes, I sewed something besides masks … and finished a sweater and an afghan.
The sweater is Notice (again) … yep, the third one of these I’ve knit since March.
I used leftovers (blue and pink) and odd balls from abandoned projects. This is the first one I color-blocked and it was fun! Marc’s even getting the hang of taking photos.
(Ravelry details here.)
Obviously (right?) since I’ve knit this same pattern three times, I love it. and maybe not so obvious, I’d knit it again. It’s a great wardrobe staple and now that I’ve experienced it with color changes, expect to see it pop up again … maybe with thick/thin stripes?
My second finish is also a third time … for the Vintage Crocheted Afghan.This is a wedding gift for my niece, who’s getting married tomorrow! I started July 15 and knew it would be tight – I’d have to crochet 4+ rows each day to finish in time. For the first week or so, I worked 4-6 rows and then just decided to hunker down and do it. I finished the sequences on Monday and started the borders. Wednesday I finished the crocheting, wove in the ends, and washed/dried to block. (Ravelry details here.)
I trimmed the ends this afternoon
and promptly started #4.This one is for Sam. and will be the smaller size. His birthday isn’t until late October, so I’m going to take my time. It did feel really good to take a break – nearly the first since #the100dayproject began in early April – from crocheting for … almost two whole days!
I did not take a break from knitting … I started a new sweater – stay tuned! – while this one was drying.
The boys are back on Monday (week TEN!) so next week will be full of our new “familiar”. In the meantime, we have a wedding tomorrow (it’s small, and outside; and one part of the outfit I sewed for myself is a coordinating mask). Sunday will be a day of rest!
Here’s to another weekend. Wishing you rest, and maybe finding comfort in new familiar ways.