We have had all the weather this week – cool and dry, hot and muggy, and now cooler and muggy WITH RAIN!!! Hallelujah!
Sadly our rainiest day was the day my cousin B married his beloved C. Outdoors. Rain held off for the actual ceremony, and the food was in an open sided barn. It all went perfectly, of course. A few showers did not deter merrymaking.
Aren’t they cute???
We didn’t stay very long really, a couple of hours following the service maybe. We drove with Mom and she wanted to get home to let her dog out before it got too late. We did stop for supper along the way, so that was pleasant. It was really nice to see aunts and cousins and siblings and all the giants of the next generation – all the “kids” are getting so big!
Other than that, it has been a quiet week. I have been knitting away diligently on the four shawls. My plan for them is to get through the stockinette portion before I start any lace. Which means that some will get put on hold while others catch up. I think the cloud dweller biophilia will get there first, but it will be a close race with the Oaklet in Tern. It got lots of love in the car yesterday.
You can see I got a few more of my favorite project bags – open canvas totes in the smallest size. I love these bags. Not fancy, no pockets, no zips. But durable, sturdy yet soft, they work well for me.
I have been spinning, I finished up the Summer Bouquet yarn, haven’t got finished pictures of it – it is hanging outside drying now. I had to hold off soaking it because the weather was so damp. But I could wait no longer, I want to see finished yarn! I’ll be sure to share it with you when it is dry and worthy of photographs.
Once that was finished, I started prepping the next spin – Color Tag, also from Three Waters Farm. I am going slowly with this one, really working on my drafting, I want to get my thinnest yarn yet with this.
So far, so good.
And on the way to the wedding, I convinced A to stop for 2 minutes so I could pick up this treasure that Deb at Purple fleece was holding for me –
It’s a 4 ounce braid of Falkland, called Life’s a Beach. Love the colors!
Later this week, nieces B and C-the-younger will be arriving from PA via CT!! They will only be here a couple of days, but I am very excited that this visit is happening. They arrive Thursday evening, and will leave Sunday. On Saturday, their cousins, my niece C-the-elder and nephew B will come over to play games and visit and hang out for the day. Niece N sadly will be off vacationing in Mexico, but we will manage to have fun without her. This is fun for me, to have all the B and C nieces and nephew together, it has been a long time since they all came over to just hang out. Like in probably 6 years – because we live at the end of the trail, so we usually meet somewhere in the middle for family events. These kids are all roughly the same age – 20-26, and have so much fun when they get together. I am glad that it will be happening here at our house.
And that means that this week we will be cleaning and prepping for visitors.
And of course, spinning, and knitting. And swimming. Because there ARE enough hours in a day.