I finished clue 3 of the mystery shawl.
Having only one clue to work on each week, and being able to finish it on the weekend has motivated me to knit more during the week too.
I finished the second birthday sock and mailed it along. Then I finished 2.5 more pairs:
Since I only have half of one sock left to knit, I got some more yarn to work on a new shawl while waiting for the final clue. I was so anxious to get started, I actually wound the skeins I bought for the project into balls by hand, something I dont usually do, because I dont really enjoy it.
Here's the very first little bit of intarsia I ever did...and a peek at those balls I wound up.
The colors are a little brighter in person, this pic was snapped on my bed at midnight, so the lighting was pretty dim:
I can't wait until I have even more flamboyn shawl to show you!!
Yesterday I visited the Mannings annual Spinning Seminar in Southern PA with Jody.
Jody made an art-batt, which I forgot to take a picture of, but it was pretty.
I learned a Nalbinding technique.
Which I also forgot to take a picture of, thank you for the picture Jody!
There was sheep shearing, and mushroom dye-ing, and cotton spinning and much much more.
But mostly, for me, there was knitting. (And hanging out with a great friend.)
Thanks for this pic too Jody. (I recognize this blogpost would be really lame without you.)
We worked on those friendship shawls, since the second clue came out on Friday. Here are two of the three together:
When we got home, I got to play with this lovely lady for a little while.
And that may have even been the most fun of the day:
Murph and I went to the Beach this past weekend with our friend Gayle.
We forgot to take a selfie of all 3 of us, but I got one with murph before she arrived:
It was a SUPER windy day, winds in excess of 20 mph.
Which made it a little chilly if sitting still, even at 90 degrees, but a really great day for walking, and for windsurfing and the apparently very popular kite-boarding. There were more than 20 people there boarding, and it looked like a lot of fun.
The first beach trip of the season turned out to be a great one.
I hope there are many more to come.
Doing the Through the Loops Mystery Shawl Knitalong 2013 with Jody and Jolene.
Three striped shawls. Same color yarns, different orders:
Here's the color scheme:
We all knit the first clue in about 1 day. Here they are...
LOVE THEM ALL!!
Can't wait to work on clue 2 next week.
I know about 4 people I share a close birthday relationship with. If not the same day, within a couple. Two gals from when I was growing up, and two good friends right here in RI.
For us three RI folks, I made us some Birthday socks. I thought I should take a minute to show them off!
Mine, done the day after my bday:
Marva's, done way-early as part of a mystery sock knitalong:
Jake's, one done early, one done after (yes, i did wrap up ONE SOCK for his bday, its MAY, he's not going to wear it til the fall):
Sock knitting is still my always-with-me-in-my-purse go to project. And I usually have a pair cast on.
I shouldnt show you the WIP I have going now though...They're a birhday present.
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To make up for just a little link, here's a couple of cute pics of two of my nephews and I at the park this morning:
Snacktime with K
And a cool flower we saw while walking there that I want to hunt down and add to my landscaping
(Please comment if you know what this is called.)
2013 Veggies have been planted!
Thats one bed of zucchini and summer squash, one of cukes, the already grown asparagus ferns, more zucchini (leftover plants - i planted too late to put in the peas that were planned for there). And then in the big garden, garlic, 20 tomato plants, onions, hot peppers, and a bunch of herbs and walking onions in the corner.
Also a strawberry Fort Knox to keep those birds out - the plants look great, and I really hope we get enough to make some jam this year.
Besides all the veggie planting I managed to get a LOT of weeding and mulching done. I love the way it came out:
That poor tree has been waiting 6 years for me to cut a mulch circle out around it. I swear there was grass growing out of its bark. I'm glad it finally got done, and I can't wait to finish up some more landscaping, as well as garage painting, later this summer.