And it was a lovely one! The weather was absolutely perfect! We did some visiting with A’s sister on Saturday , and got the cars serviced, chores done haphazardly between outings.
I did some knitting at the Toyota dealership, but they were so quick on both cars that I didn’t get as much done as normal. 🙂 I did get lots done at Whorls and Purls in the afternoon Saturday – finished all the knitting on my vest, and wove in the ends! The shoulders are a little wider than I would like, but I can fix that – either with a small pleat or some shirring along the seam. Have to do that, put on the two little buttons, and then block it. Once I do that, I will take photos for you.
When that was done, I immediately focused on my Moon and Sky shawl – have about 40 rows left on that, so I expect it will move along now.
Sunday we visited A’s other sister, the one with the new house. It looks amazingly better than the first time we saw it! She has been painting and cleaning, and had plumbers and carpenters in. She is living there now, and not quite settled, but certainly settled enough! I think the house will be perfect for her, it is small but not tiny, and it has loads of storage and a huge yard.
When we got home from that visit, I changed into my new gardening outfit, and went out , determined to finish the front garden, then go for a swim. Sadly, because I was so much earlier than normal, the front was in the hot sun, and I did almost nothing before I decided that if I was going to be out in the sun, it should be in the pool. So I left the gardening for this evening, and hopped into the pool, which was delightful! I am not supposed to be out in the sun at all, so I was swimming in long sleeves and a hat, but I still loved it.
The rest of the afternoon was spent working on the secret fiber project (in about a month, I can share with you what it is!) and knitting the shawl and plotting what to make for the craft fair. I will have to really get that organized this week so that I can churn out things for that! Debbie at the Purple Fleece loaned me a couple of great display pieces – things that lift the inventory up off the flat table – always a challenge for me to do. If I was doing lots of these shows, I would design something elegant for this purpose, but as I only do about one every year or two, it hardly seems worth it. But she is nice enough to share, since she no longer does shows. It got my juices flowing to think about how I would display things, and what those things should be. 🙂
The weather continues to be wonderful today, a little warm, but I am ok with a LITTLE warm. 🙂 So I intend to get that garden in the front completely done, and then figure out where I will put all the left over dirt. As my mother said , the whole yard needs dirt, so I could really put it anywhere, lol. I have a few plants that would love the help, and a few raised beds I want to move, so I might do that this week, and start hauling that dirt around to the back where I want more things to grow. We will see how motivated I feel. After I finish the front and have my swim, of course. 🙂