The weekend is here and I have to say, this one was especially welcome. I came down with a nasty bug on Monday, missed work that day, then spent the rest of the week at work with what was left of the nasty bug. It was not a pleasant week. So when quittin’ time rolled around yesterday afternoon, I was more than ready to make my way home. Thankfully, most of the crud I had is gone. Unfortunately, as happens quite often lately, I managed to wake up with a fierce tension headache. It’s becoming a Saturday tradition. Someone pass me the Advil. Boo…
Another weekend tradition that seems to be forming has to do with the weather. During the past week, we had beautifully warm temperatures and gorgeous sunshine. Look, here’s proof:
Hildy found her sweet spot
And today and we have this:
I believe this is the third or fourth weekend in a row where the week has been fabulous and the weekend has been a weather misery. We are supposed to get quite a bit of rain later today. We are once again under a flash flood watch. The Husband did manage to get the yard re-seeded and covered with straw so at least we may actually keep some of the grass seed from washing into the lake.
So what’s a girl to do on a dreary weekend like this? Knit, of course!
Now that I’ve finished most (but not all) of the knitting I planned to do for others for Christmas (yes, I’m THAT behind), I’ve decided to go on sort of a selfish knitting kick and make some things for myself that I’ve had my eye on. I’ve already been on a sock kick and I just finished a pair of Hermione’s Everyday Socks in Knit Picks Stroll Glimmer, color Peacock.
I wanted to try a sparkly yarn but didn’t want to make a huge investment until I knew whether I’d like them so Stroll was a good yarn to test it out on. I’ve decided I really like a bit of shimmer and for my next sparkly project I’m going to order some Cosmic Blue Label Fingering from Tanis Fiber Arts. Tanis Lavallee’s yarns are the perfect mix of squishy goodness in gorgeous colors. I already have some Red Label Cashmere/Silk and some Pink Label Lace Weight in my stash. Her designs are some of my favorites too.
Another selfish knitting project I started this past week is Wyeth by Alicia Plummer. I’ve been wanting a good, toasty sweater to wear both at home and at work that was basic but with some nice detailing and I think Wyeth fits the bill. I’m using Cascade 220 in Tan that I got on sale at my LYS. I’ve seen and heard of Cascade 220 over and over but this is the first time I’ve used it and I have to say, I love it. It is soft enough to the touch but is clearly sturdy enough to endure every day use which is exactly what I wanted in this sweater. Can’t wait to see how this turns out!
I'm sorry you caught the crud, and also that your weekend weather has been so awful. I have one Hermione sock. Since I have two feet I really need to finish the second one. I like yours in the sparkly yarn. I had a look at Wyeth over on Ravelry. It's a great sweater! I wonder how I missed that one? And Cascade 220 is the perfect workhorse yarn. I hope your headache has gone away, and that today the skies clear up. :-)ReplyDelete
Thanks, Kristie! My goal for my next blog post is that there will be nothing unfortunate to report! By the way, I loved your daughter's thoughtful post on adoption.ReplyDelete
Your socks came out lovely! And I can't wait to see your Wyeth. I knit mine over Christmas break and I absolutely love it. It was a really fun pattern to work on. Happy knitting.ReplyDelete
Ooooohhhh, Brandy, are you on Ravelry? I'm knit-whimsy on Rav, look me up! I'd love to see your Wyeth!Delete
Your socks look lovely, I love a bit of sparkly yarn and knitting some sparkly socks at the moment, SO yummy!ReplyDelete
Yay for sparkles! Can't wait to see yours!Delete
Cascade 220 is nice. And after you block it (with a little Soak) it becomes even better. It will soften right up!ReplyDelete
I need me some Soak!Delete
That was Deanne posting as The French Knot, btw :)ReplyDelete
OH, no. I'm sorry to hear you got stuck with the funk. I hope your weekend helped to persuade any remaining germs to scram.ReplyDelete
Germs have been banished from the house! Speaking of house, how are the new digs? :-)Delete
Pretty socks! But I don't know how you walk around you all-hard-floors house without falling. Although, I'd willingly be on my butt (either from falling or to avoid falling) just so I could wear something so pretty as those socks.ReplyDelete
Can't wait to see how your Wyeth turns out! That color makes me think of a perfect Cuban cafe au lait.
How fitting that my color choice testifies to my rampant coffee addiction. Coincidence? I think not!Delete
I see a pair of socks in your future, but how soon is still hazy...(gazes with intense concentration into crystal ball)
Hope you feel better!ReplyDelete