Saturday, April 27, 2013

Saturday Stash

 This is a week for making sure I have all the items on the To Do list crossed off.  It was the week of our association's AGM which is always a big deal and a lot of making sure everything is exactly where it should be.  Lots of stuff that you can't forget to do.  Now I've run that marathon, I can get back to what passes for normal around here.

So, this kind of snow-plow knitting was perfect for the week.  I forged ahead with determination and have started the sleeves.  It's really simple stuff.  I am still implementing my one lesson learned.  Count the rows.  Even if it's only stocking stitch forever.  I have fudged too many seams in my life and this really changes that scenario.  Tip of the week for you.

Actually, what I'm heading for with all this plain knitting is the lace part.  Yes, of course, that's what has my attention in this pattern.  It's a very cool lace insert knit in the round.  I just can't wait to get there.  Who needs carrots when there's lace?

And I just might finish my pink cardi.  I dumped jars of buttons on cookie sheets and sifted through hundreds thousands of buttons to find 13 of the smallest I had.  They are not all the same color but I will live with that.  I simply could NOT go out and buy buttons.

I apologize for the fuzzy blue photo.  It was taken in a hurry because Iwas about to run off  to participate in our annual community park clean up.  We get to pull invasive species, plant the good stuff and generally clean up anything that shouldn't be there.  This is a park I'm not familiar with so it should be fun.  We've had several days of sunshine and it is just typical that it is raining this morning.  My gloves are rubberized!

Because Blogger took so long to upload the photos, I had to delay the posting.  Now I'm back from my morning in the park.  I've never been so wet in all my life!  We pulled lamium from the ground for three hours.  People tip their old hanging baskets into the woods and the lamium takes root.  It's a groundcover so it spreads happily.   The morale of the story is: DON'T!  It took a team of us all morning to clear out three good-sized patches of the stuff. 


Joanna said...

With thousands of buttons I can see why you would resist buying more.
Surprising about the lamium. I've always thought it was kind of a nice plant. Here it's the Scotch Broom that we pull out.

Anonymous said...

That little bit of lace on the sweater is lovely. Great colour.

Mimi said...

You're very good to go help clearing in the park. It's annoying when other people's carelessness makes work for other folk.
That lace insert will be very interesting. Cool to have that carrot/lace to keep you motivated!
Hope the AGM went ok! It's always a relief when they're over.


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