this weekend sure flew by. It was pretty good, too. Did some knitting, some paper crafting, got the chores done, and cleaned up some of the garden work (although, i might be the only one who can tell.)
Anyway – I also took photos – not great ones, but they are photos. 🙂
Last year’s Halloween cards were quite elaborate to make, this year, I went a different route – found some nice pre-made plain cards at JoAnn’s (even on sale, cheaper than the paper would have been! Then with a bit of ribbon, stamps, glitter and stickers, I made them fit the season. the colors on these are really bad, the cards are cream and dark brown, in case you can’t tell. 🙂
They started plain, and this is how some of them came out. I should have taken these outside, but the wind was howling today. So interior lighting and some flash makes these a bit odd, color-wise.
Oh, and I did some knitting on my socks – pair number 23 this year. This is String Theory Hand Dyed yarn from Blue Hill, in Cobalt. My first time using this locally hand-dyed yarn, but not my last, I love it! The pattern is business casual (third time making this, I really like the argyle effect) and it moves right along quickly. Ravelry pattern page is here for more info.
I also worked on the Estonian lace scarf, but haven’t got photos of that to show just yet. I’ll try to get some of them next weekend for you.
The care giving grows easier as the patient is much more mobile. She actually drove her car 1/2 a mile today to visit a friend,and has been going along with us on nearby quick errands. She has to learn how to get about in public, and this is the first time she has had the energy for it.
Girls night out got postponed as one of the “girls” had to unexpectedly babysit her grandson. So we had cookies and more time home together this weekend than we expected.
Appointment at the dermatologist went really well – there are (of course) a few spots she wants to treat with the topical chemo this winter, but nothing as drastic as it was last year – for one thing, I can cover these up, they aren’t on my face! She thinks I did really well with sun this summer, so it was worth it, I guess.
I stopped at JoAnn’s on the way home, got all kinds of goodies on sale – they will be showing up in more than the Halloween cards above, I promise.
Last thing I can report on is reading. Book group meets here on Monday evening, and will be discussing “Unbroken” which I have finally dug into this weekend. I won’t get it done in time, but I have gotten through the war and out the other side. Probably have 50-100 pages left. I’ll read some at lunch tomorrow and fake the rest. It won’t be the first time one or more of us have not finished the book. 🙂 However – I can say this – while it took me a long time to get into this book, and I don’t really like the protagonist, it is an amazing, disturbing tale. It was tough whenever I really realized that this was non-fiction. really well researched and written, it reads as easily as a novel. I look forward to hearing what the rest of the group thinks of it.