The best laid plans…
Actually my plans are coming along just fine, it is A who had a spanner in the works yesterday. She and SIL S went off to Augusta in the morning to visit their aunt and then the sister they seldom see.
I stayed home and worked on knitting and puttering and clearing out some stash to ship away.
I finished the shawl Monday night, actually with loads more yarn leftover than I expected, so I blocked that yesterday while they were gone.
I finished the green sweater, button band FINALLY lying flat and not pulling or rippling. Now to select buttons.
I dug deep into stash, packed up almost all my straight and DPN needles, only kept one of each size of my grandmother’s, in her needle roll. And I emptied two bins of yarn I will never use, all to ship off to a woman who will be going to Africa this summer and will continue teaching people to knit. I also filled a bin of “swap” yarn for my trip to Wisconsin in September. I hope I remember to bring it. I might find more such yarn as I go through things this summer, who knows?
I swatched for my next sweater, teal and black stripes. I love how the colors look but I am not sure about all those ends…
And then around 2 I got a text from my SIL. They were headed home, but did not get to see Aunt M because she had passed away that morning, a couple of hours before they arrived.
While they were not close to her, I know it was a blow. So few of that generation left in her family. She was well over 90, and not well, but I think it still was a shock. I wish we had stopped on Sunday instead of whizzing by. A dreads family visits, and hospital visits, but I think she would have stopped if she had realized how close to the end M was. But she didn’t want to go without her sister, so we kept going.
They did have lunch with their sister, and met her puppy, which was a good antidote to the morning. They had lunch at A’s favorite pizza place, and her sister gave her some snazzy snowshoes for her birthday, so the day ended better than it started.
I felt a little guilty about having such a good day here at home with the knitting and craft room (and laundry, in case you thought I was ONLY playing) but it is what it is.
Today we are home, it is raining, so no photos for you of all my finishes. I’ll do some knitting and spinning and see what I can cast on. 🙂