This update is coming to you from a very rainy Arizona. We have had more rain in the past week then we normally get in 6 months. Our plants are loving it and so are we. My dogs, however, are not a fan of all this moisture. Today there is quite a bit of thunder to go along with it. They especially dislike THAT noise. So I am writing this with a dog glued to my side, shaking to the point I feel like I have a vibrating chair.
I made quite a bit of progress this week. Let's start with the item that saw the least amount of love.
Rising Tide scarf. The red on the right side is the what got added this week. Not much but I have a good reason.
Snoqualmie Socks. I got a second pattern repeat done on one sock only this week. This pattern is working so well with this yarn. I am very happy with it.
The most love was given to:
Drops of Jupiter shawl. Hubby and I decided to make a little trip to Vegas after Thanksgiving. This shawl will be perfect to have in the casino. The gradient yarn has me falling in love. The pattern is fairly easy to do providing a person is not consuming an adult beverage while working the lacy effects. I spent 3 hours yesterday morning tinking back 3 rows of boo-boos. It only took 1 hour to put it all back in correctly. I added 70 rows and 194 stitches since last Sunday. I have 58 rows and 66 more stitches before I do the bind off. I am hoping to be darn near done with it by the end of this week. Adding the beads slows down the process a bit. It is worth it though. They will add some POP to the finished garment. The fun part will be blocking it. Supposedly it has a wing span of 90 inches and a drop of 30 inches. Since the fabric is cotton AND acrylic, I am not sure how well it will block out for me. Fingers crossed I am able to get some sort of shaping done on it.
This coming week looks pretty normal. There should be plenty of time to work on my knitting. Once the shawl is done, I really need to get going on this years Christmas ornaments for the grands. I can not decide between little mittens or Santa hats.
In other boring news...................I cleaned out our freezer this past week. We had so much stuff in there that had to be thrown out. I felt horrible doing it. What a waste. We had failed to vacuum seal quite a bit of meat and it was all freezer burnt and so nasty. There was shrimp in there smelling up the whole freezer which tells me it had defrosted and refrozen at some point. NASTY! I did find a turkey breast in there and will be having the hubby smoke it soon. I also found a spiral cut ham that had been buried. That will be cooked up in the next month or so and we will have a nice little family/friend gathering for that meal.
Our pool has cooled off too much to swim in. The rains we have been having have really dropped our temperatures down which makes the water cool off quite quickly. We haven't even hit 90 degrees this past week. This is unusual for us. I can remember Halloweens where it is 85 when we start walking the neighborhoods with the kids. For us to be in the 80's during the day and 50's - 60's at night already, is a real joy. Just about time to open the doors and windows and let in some fresh air. Just might do that today!
Since the pool is too cold to swim in, walking the neighborhood will begin to be my exercise. Besides, my dogs could use a bit of walking too. Will wait until the rains stop though lol.
Reading has also been happening here. I am just about done with the Butternut Creek Series. They were such good clean fun books to read. No gore, sex, language or crimes. Perfect bedtime books.