Hello everyone. It is that time of week, for those of us participating in YOP, to do an update of how our week of crafting went.
I was quite monogamous this week. I worked on my Drops Of Jupiter shawl. I worked on it a lot. Any time I sat down, I picked it up and worked on it. I spent HOURS doing nothing but working on this shawl. Last week I had said I thought I would have it off the needles and ready to block by today. I don't know where I got that idea from. Did I forget how much time it takes to add beads to a project? Here is my shawl as of this morning.
The third repeat of the pattern has just been started. It has a total of four repeats. Here is where I was last week.
As you can see, there is quite a bit of progress happening. There are 371 stitches on my needles as this time. I am still loving the pattern though. The gradient yarn has made this project extra fun for me too. The yarn is Scheepjes Whirl, in the colorway Lavendarlicious. I will gladly use this yarn again. Me thinks I need to find another shawl pattern for this yarn.
My goal is to finish the shawl this week and get it blocked or at least ready to block. Our weather has turned quite cool and this shawl would be a welcomed addition to my wardrobe.
I started back to the Prayer Shawl group AGAIN this week. Since I got the all clear from my had Dr, I decided it was time to get back to this lovely group of ladies. Forest Path shawl got attention for 2 hours that day. That is the only other knitting that I did besides 'the shawl'.
We got some more rain this week. In fact, it rained for over 12 hours yesterday. We got over 2 inches of rain at our house. This was the scene in our backyard.
Yup, once again it was flooded. When we left for Mass the main cross roads by our house were completely under water. The water was up to the running boards even on trucks. We managed to get through it OK, and by the time we had dinner, after church, it had all drained away. Our backyard is back to normal this morning too.
Today, we are taking our daughter and her husband out for a lovely dinner. Today is her birthday and yesterday was his birthday! They asked if in lieu of gifts, we could go to a nice restaurant and have a really nice dinner. We are going to a Brazilian Steakhouse. We have heard great things about it.
The rest of my week will be taken up with running the Grand around for her volleyball games. Her team made the playoffs. Unfortunately, the playoffs are in the BIG city and the drive there is not fun! I won't be able to work on 'the shawl' during the game, but the prayer shawl or my scarf may be taking a road trip with me.
Until next time.....................happy crafting!!!!!