Hap for Harriet is coming along, more slowly now as the rows grow longer. I am loving it, though, and glad I am keeping this one.
This necklace is taupe silk with matte black beads, and I think it is for me to keep, I made one a while ago and gifted it, but think of it often, so I made another. After blocking, it will relax a lot and just drape beautifully.
This is a swatch that looks more violently orange than it is – it is a bit more peachy in real life.
I am swatching because I have started three different hats with this yarn this weekend. None worked how I wanted, so I decided to swatch it and choose a pattern that really will work. The resulting hat will be for sale, and will likely have matching mittens someday.
I did a bit more than knitting this weekend – cleaned and rearranged the guest room, it is now a lovely sitting room. There is space to move in it! The cats love to explore, they think everything is new and interesting.
I also did our tax return, and that is a thankless task that I can forget about for another year. We get a refund because we seriously over-withhold. The money is for our property taxes and insurance payments, so nothing too exciting in the whole process, but it needs to get done. Now it is. I’ll print it out tomorrow and review it, then send it off. Whew!
Other than that, it was just the normal stuff this weekend – laundry, cleaning, etc.
As an off shoot of the taxes, I updated my spreadsheet of knitting items that are for sale, and took photos of lots of hats to put on Etsy. That’s my next chore. I guess I should go do that…check SalpalCrafts on Etsy and see if I got the job done!