Friday Fun

It was a lazy day around here today.  I started doing some of the laundry from when we were at the cabin but quickly lost interest in that. 🙂  So I squared up the quilt blocks I made yesterday and started sewing them together.  I’ve got them pieced into two halves of the top so just need to join that final seam and I can move on to thinking about borders.

  Then I took a 2 hr nap.  I hate napping and wasting my time off sleeping but my allergies kicked in big time the last day at the cabin and I’ve been snuffling and sneezing and finally broke down and took some medicine that I knew would knock me out.  But woke up feeling much better and restarted the movie I had slept most of the way through. 🙂

Then went back to working on a shawl I had started earlier in the week.  I’m using Plymouth Tweed yarn – 100% virgin lambswool.

  I’m using a pattern from Ravelry called The Age of Brass and Steam Kerchief.  Very simple stitch pattern of stockinette and every so often an open eyelet looking row which I think will look good in the tweedy yarn.  And it’s one of those patterns that’s easy to memorize so you don’t have to keep one eye on the pattern while working on it.

And here’s the scarf I’m still working on in the star stitch pattern.

I love the way the colors subtle change in it.  Another good no brainer pattern to follow once you get going.  I’ve got way to many things on needles — just as bad as way too many quilt projects in the making – but I like being able to hop back and forth between then.  Now I just need to remember to bring home my blocking wires from the office (where I had them shipped to) since there’s about 4 or 5 scarfs in need of blocking.  Too humid to do them right now anyway.  But my drawer of finished projects needing to be blocked is growing.  As for th summer sweater I knit that I was hoping would fit Mom — no such luck it was way to big on her so it’s gone in the drawer too. Too large for her, too small for me but maybe if I stick to the treadmill regime by next spring I can wear it … a girl can hope anyway. 🙂

Tomorrow – breakfast with a friend so I can return her key to her cabin – and I’m sure we’ll do a bit of shopping.  I have a hankering to hit the quilt store (which won’t help the stashbusting but will make me happy)! and of course they have lovely yarns there too so it may be bad news for my bank account but oh what fun!