OFF THE NEEDLES
My Guernsey Wrap
It’s unblocked and I’m sure the stitches will really pop after blocking, but I’m so excited to have something finished for today that I couldn’t wait. I’ll post another photo, I promise.
What next? Socks maybe? Another wrap? A sweater? Maybe one of each?
This is my anniversary gift from Mr. Iknead. We’re renewing our vows next week with son in law Clefton officiating. Thirty-five years and he’s still my best friend. (I’m leaving out the lover stuff because it grosses the kids out.) He’s getting better at his gift giving, but he still needs more practice ;). I saw this when we went to get our wedding rings cleaned and resized, and I loved it. I never dreamed I’d have it on my finger! I can’t stop admiring it!
ON THE NEEDLES
Though it looks the same as it did last week, I have made progress on My Guernsey Wrap and hopefully will have knitted the last stitch in time to post it as a FO on Friday. If I didn’t jinx it by saying that, that is. You can read more about it here.
Man, I’ve been burning through the downloaded library books this week. So far, I’ve finished Home Safe by Elizabeth Berg, Grey Wolf by Simon Dunstan, Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld and started Delicious, by Ruth Reichl. All great books, but I think my favorite is going to be Delicious, but really, it’s too soon to tell.
I had a challenge or two with my last post with a couple of pictures missing. It’s fixed (I hope) and if you’d like to give it another look, it’s here.
I’m linking with Ginny’s Yarn Along, Tami and Frontier Dreams.
Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way. Booker Washington
ON THE NEEDLES
I’m just a little over halfway finished on this project and it’s been a surprisingly quick knit and the yarn, which I bought mostly because it was on sale, has been perfect for the pattern, both in texture and color. Even though I don’t care much for shades of orange, I’m looking forward to finishing this and wearing it as the weather cools. I have project details here and pattern details are here.
I’m linking with Tami and Frontier Dreams today.
As we grow as unique persons, we learn to respect the uniqueness of others. Robert Schuller
ON THE NEEDLES
Guernsey Wrap, designed by Jared Flood
Classic Elite Yarns
I’m really enjoying this project. It’s the perfect balance of complicated and simple – complicated enough to keep me engaged, but simple enough that it doesn’t interfere with whatever I’m doing at the same time.
3 7/8 GRANDS
We’re still on baby watch here. Charlee’s due date was Monday, but she doesn’t seem to be in any hurry to vacate the premises. Babymama, on the other hand, was ready for her to vacate a week ago. She has an OB appointment this afternoon and the best case scenario would be for her doctor to exclaim “Oh my goodness! You’re fully dilated and must go right to the hospital!” Then, Babymama pushes once or twice and Charlee is here. That’s how it would play out if I were in charge, anyway.
I’m currently listening to Snowblind, by Christopher Golden, so far, it has a great beginning chapter. I plan on really getting started on it this afternoon, since it’s too hot to do anything but sit around under the air conditioning and wait for Charlee.
Linking with Tami, Ginny and Frontier Dreams KCCO.
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. John Adams