Not a lot of knitting to blog about. I’ve intentionally cut waaaaay back on any commitments for the last and next few months. I’m just really afraid of overextending myself. I’m also really really enjoying spending lots of time with my baby girls!
The last few days, we (all the girls) have been under the weather! We all have coughs and runny / stuffy noses. It’s especially hard for Olive, since she doesn’t know how to blow her nose. But we’re all a little short on sleep.
Last weekend, before our colds set in, Mazie helped me plant some flowering bushes in our yard. I’ve been looking at the 50-75% off racks at Lowe’s garden center, and I’ve scored lots of Charlie Brown – style perennials for $2 each! I figure that if I can get them into the ground before they completely give up the cause, I can get them looking great again in no time!
Mazie planted lots of her favorites: corn, broccoli, lettuce, watermelon, cucumber, cantaloupe, and jackolanterns.
On nice days, we’ve been making treks to our neighborhood park. They have at least 4 big jungle gym / slide combinations and it’s such a good way to get out all of Mazie’s energy before naptime and sometimes even again after supper! I just couldn’t be happier with the location of this house! That park ROCKS.
I have been knitting a little bit…on the sample shawl for my shawl design class. I talked a little bit about the first version here. This time, I’ve mirrored the lace pattern, so that the two sections look symmetrical and so far it looks good. We’ll see how it looks after blocking and then standing back from it, but I think I solved the problem. I’ll post more about that with pics after I’m all finished.
This version is in Hand Maiden SeaSilk in Amethyst that I bought from Jimmy Beans. Which I now realize I’m allergic to! I can’t knit with silk! The first few days it was ok, but then i started to notice my eyes itching…and then sniffling…ugh. I just have to come to terms with this! I keep thinking, “Maybe I’m not allergic to THIS brand or THIS blend.” No. I’m fully allergic to silk!
I haven’t tried knitting while wearing a dust mask…maybe that’s my next step in trying to somehow keep this gorgeous fiber in my repertoire? I live in a warm climate, I need all the non-wool options that I can find!