Another week has flown by. It was a busy week in our household. There was the brotherly visit, our Grand's volleyball games, a daughter's visit and of course, lots of knitting. The knitting is what keeps me sane during busy weeks. Here is what's happening in that area.
Another pattern repeat has been added and the second pattern repeat got started last night.
I started my Drops of Jupiter shawl.
It is coming along nicely. I enjoy watching this grow and am getting excited as the first color change is coming up quickly. I am up to 147 stitches and the ending count will be 407. It is a fairly easy knit that can be done while watching TV.
There was a pair of socks cast on this past week also. Remember this yarn?
I could not stand it as plain vanilla socks. After frogging those socks, my Grand Daughter asked me when I was going to make another pair of Snoqualmie Socks. I realized it was a pattern I dearly loved and this yarn would be perfect for a 'water fall' inspired sock. After the first pattern repeat, I must say, the teenager was right. I love this yarn with this pattern. I am doing the socks concurrently on separate circulars. Unfortunately, I will not be able to do the FLK heel on these socks. The ribbing pattern runs all the way through that sock. I will do the prescribed heel this time. (sigh)
I almost cast on a sweater this week, but managed to hold off. I have other WIP's languishing away in my 'to do' basket. They need some love before I cast on anything else.
This afternoon, the teen and I are heading off to a Matt Maher concert. He is a local fellow who has made it to Nashville with his Christian music. He comes 'home' a couple times a year and always puts on a fantastic concert. We always get the VIP tickets when he comes. That gives us the opportunity to talk directly to him and ask questions. Since the teen is very much into the performing arts, this gives her a chance to get an idea of what being 'famous' is like. He is a very 'down to earth' person and easily approachable. His fame has not changed him from the small town boy he was.
Next week does not look as crazy busy as this past week was. That means the house will get cleaned and the laundry done. There will also be home cooked meals being consumed. A perfect week in my thinking.
Until next time........................Happy Crafting!!!!!!!!