So, today, I have for you one finished project: the Silverleaf scarf is done and on her way to be a silky, shiny accessory for the person who buys it. This isn't the greatest photo but I was so happy to see buds in the clematis that I needed to wind the scarf in the branches. I was trying for a photo effect that didn't work very well. I bet you can't even see the leaf buds.
I have one and a half (almost) socks done in a perfect yarn and a perfect pattern. Sometimes the universe brings ideas to a collision course that works out so well. A few days ago, my friend Catherine swatched a vintage cable pattern that had a great story to go with it. The design was created and used by cottage knitters in Lismore, Ireland. You can read about it here if you want to know more. I had been
And I have two fronts of a new cardi for Gabby. Since she is taking her work of growing very seriously, Grammy needs to make another sweater for her. This blue yarn perfectly matches her beautiful blue eyes. The pattern is easy and quick: Provence Baby Cardigan. I think it should be finished before she grows too much more. If you're wondering why I started with the front just put it down to the hazards of reading a pattern on the screen instead of a printed page. I scrolled too far down and didn't see the back until after I'd started the lace design. It did seem a little weird to start with the fronts but it's nice to break tradition now and then.
Today, is a beautiful day and I'm going out to the garden. Maybe this visitor will return to the neighbor's roof. She was scouting the pond next door for fresh fish but there didn't seem to be much to get that day. She had to go away with an empty tummy.
Tonight I'm MC'ing a Trivia Quiz night at the seniors' center. These are so much fun. It's amazing how clever the answers get after a glass of wine. We have a lot of laughs.