Today is the first day of true summer in my house. It has reached a critical level of hot. Too hot to knit. (Seriously, the dog is hanging out in the MUCH COOLER basement.) I bought myself an AC for my b-day but decided to be woefully unprepared for warm weather by leaving it in the middle of my living room instead of actually installing it. And now I realize I need other stuff to install it. Soon I will be off to the hardware store to get supplies for the installation to continue.
In the meantime...too hot to knit DOES NOT mean too hot to sew. So I made this ADORABLE baby quilt this morning:
Its hard to see in this photo, but I didn't quilt it, I tied it off with little green ties. And it has a fairly thin batting to reduce bulk. It makes me want to go camping. At the beach. And maybe swim. Possibly the second two things are just cause it is hot here. BUT it does make me want to go camping. I bought this fabric as a kit from Joann fabric. I love those little baby quilt kits from Joann, because not only are they fun to sew up, but I think they make really great gifts, which is what this one is.
In other news...luckily, on Friday, it was not too hot to knit. And I finished the secret knitting was doing. The Adamas Shawl. I gifted it to my grandma for her birthday (a few days EARLY) last night. And I promised to make my mom one for her birthday. I forgot to take final FO shots, but here it is blocking on my bed:
I am VERY pleased with the way this shawl knit up...I did spend a ton of time on it this week, but it really only took me one week to knit. As a fairly new, and still not convinced I like it) lace knitter, I found this pattern pretty simple, and I definitely recommend it.
And just to wrap up my report on this weekend, I will tell you about yesterday. Yesterday I went to the farmers market and then to a couple of fabric stores with my friend Sarah. We got some good loot, and snuck in some pics of her wearing her awesome new Wisp shawl. It looks gorgeous:
Check out her ravelry project page for more info.
After I dropped Sarah back at home, Murph and I headed to the Cape to visit with some family, and take a hike. We saw several of the elusive lady slipper flower:
That pretty much wraps up my weekend until now. Stay tuned to find out if I mustered up enough energy to install the ac. Or if I just gave in and went to hang out in the basement with the dog.