What weekend?   14 comments

After such a restful and rejuvenating ten days of vacation, going to work this week felt like a shock.  It was hot and humid, and so after work, it seems all I did was go for a swim, then collapse on the couch with my knitting. But I didn’t even do much of that, I just felt exhausted!

Then to add insult to injury, Saturday was one of our big fundraising events – a tennis round robin.  It is lots of fun, and I was in charge of the money box and raffle ticket sales, so I was busy, but had time to talk to people throughout the day.

Still, it was work for this introvert, and that was the 6th day.  Needless today my list for today has nothing definite on it, I am just going to do what I feel like.  Of course, I have a rather long list to select from.  🙂

A is off with her sisters to go to their aunt’s for a family birthday party – I begged off when the plans were made, knowing what this week was like. So, I have a whole day with no expectations.  Rather like my Fridays used to be.

Possible activities could include:

  • Knitting (probably a given!)
  • Sewing – a few projects are out on the table.  All are things I want to wear but don’t seem to want to make.  🙂
  • Changing the bed and washing the sheets
  • Planting a bushel of day lilies my sister-in-law brought me this morning
  • Working on reformatting and editing the rough draft of a memoir my mom is writing about her work life – WOW!  I am so excited that he undertook this project.  Even if it is never officially published, it is an amazing thing for her to have pulled together.
  • Repairing the wooden garden bench
  • Surfing the web (I feel this is a probable activity, given my energy level.  🙂 )
  • Polishing my toenails

I’ll write later this week and let you know what I chose.

Meanwhile, here are some knitting update photos.  Photos are done with the camera, I think they came out pretty well!

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This is the striped blue/green vest. Colors look better than the last photo I shared with you.

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Millais – about half way through the yarn, so, hopefully, the shawl as well. I LOVE that the rows are shorter by ten stitches with each 4 row pattern repeat – rows are going along quite quickly now. The color in this photo is also better than the previous one I posted.

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The gold and teal waves wrap – I am about a quarter of the way through the yarn, but more than 1/4 of the way through the thing – it grows quite a bit in length when blocked, so I think I might be as much as half way through it.  I have 4 balls of the gold yarn, and just started my second one.  I can’t wait to see this blocked – I wonder if the color ratios will change? This feels very gold to me, which was not my intention when I began it.  🙂

Oh gosh, I nearly forgot to tell you the big news!  I sold the little dark reddish-orange Charleston Sweater and hat set!  I have had it on Etsy since I finished it, and apparently this is the season to sell a little sweater.  🙂 I am very happy about this sale as I was getting discouraged  at the lack of sales all over the place.  I have started putting some hats back on Etsy, as it will get cold eventually, right?  I also got in touch with the woman who runs the holiday pop up shop and she is doing it again this year.  I will be in it again, and from day one this time.  I have to start thinking about inventory – but I have been collecting some beautiful buttons this summer, so I have inspiration for more hats and one button wraps. I’ll fill the shop and Etsy and see what happens. You know, when I finish these things in process for myself.  🙂  And the commission Charleston Baby set that has been on order all spring.  I FINALLY got measurements out of the mom, so now just need to get a yarn commitment from her so I can begin.  I know I will never make a living at this rate, but it sure is fun to get paid to knit!

On that note – check out Over the Rainbow’s current newsletter – the sweater I knit is hanging in the window – not a great photo, but mine is the purple one with 3/4 sleeves in the center background.  I hope more of that kind of knitting comes my way.  🙂

Well, time to go do one of the things on my list… maybe I will choose a polish color and then take a nap. I have been up for 5 hours now.  Don’t want to get to ambitious.

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14 responses to “What weekend?

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  1. Congrats on your sales. Love the knitting, especially the wrap.

    • Thanks! Can’ tell you how much I appreciate that pattern. I JUST ordered the MadelineTosh light in Composition Book (gray) for the bigger one I will be making for little Miss Rose. Gawd I love Webs….wish I would win the lottery so I could get every color of everything. 🙂

  2. Congrats on selling the sweater! It does now seem that it’s the time for such warm things 🙂 the gold and teal wrap is just lovely!

    • Thank you! I am torn if it is for me or for sale. Sale might win out as I need inventory. But, if in January it is not sold, it might find its way around my shoulders. 🙂

      Yes, I think the color I chose and the fact it is a sweater made it very appealing for this time of year. 🙂

  3. Well done. 🙂
    Still loving (and drooling over) that shawl of yours. It is stunning. 🙂

  4. Lots of great knitting and great knitting news!

  5. beautiful projects. How wonderful you mum has written her memoir, Whatever happens it will make a great heirloom for future generations.

  6. I hope you are now rested from your exhausting week and had a nice relaxing day off. Your knitting is gorgeous, as always. The shawl is so beautiful! The intricate stitches around the edges give it such sweetness! And the color is scrumptious! You will be finished in no time.

    • I did have a good day off and am getting through this week – lots planned this weekend, though so I should be good and tired by Monday, lol. I am loving the shawl, it is moving right along now, I am nearly done with the second skein. I imagine I won’t use all of the third one, but only time will tell. 🙂

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