The deck is safe once more. With dry weather and some extra help - thanks, Theo! - the boards are all in place. I caught someone having a coffee break from drilling in the many, many screws it takes to hold those boards down.
And I finished my sweater. Seams, buttons and all. This was a far
This is Marigold Sweater by Amy Polcyn. I really like the pattern. Well, maybe I'm not nuts about the puffy sleeve caps. I'm not taking them out, though. Nothing will make me do that. I love the lace pattern which was incredibly easy to do. And I managed to find some buttons that echo the swirl of the lace stitch. These were in my huge button stash and I've loved them for a long time with nothing to put them on. I can't bring myself to buy buttons but eight of a kind is kind of a lot to find in those jars. The light color worried me - that deep bright turquoise is mad to match - but I think this was a definite winner.
So, now we're all good to go for those dinner parties on the deck.