Sunday, October 6, 2019
WEEK 14 UPDATE
Well, hello there. How are y'all today? We are all fine here. Just kicking back and watching American Football. Want to see what I accomplished this week? OK, then, here we go.
First up is a finished object!
The Pine Lake Shawl is off the needles as of Tuesday night. It is all I worked on from the last update until it was finished. On Sunday, last week, I did frog it from the size 8 US needles and cast it back on to a size 9 US needle. I love the drape of the fabric now. It still needs to be blocked so the lace section will open up more. Maybe this week will see that happen...............maybe.
After the shawl was done I decided to focus my attention to my Fawkes sock.
The orange marker is where I was last Sunday. I have 8 more rows and the heel gusset will be completed and then it is on to the foot. This sock has the pattern continue on the top of the foot until the toe is started. I kind of like that as it isn't quite as boring as just knitting in the round row after row. I do promise as soon as this sock is done I will cast on the second sock.
Other than that I have not done any other fiber stuff. The alpaca shawl and the cardigan are staring at me asking why they have not gotten any love this past week. (shrugs shoulders) Just didn't feel like it.
The one thing I did start last week was this:
A Thomas Kinkaid puzzle. It is 1000 pieces, so I think it will be a few whiles before I finish it. I have 5 more puzzles, after this one, to do. Of course, I have not been back to my friend's house lately to see if he has anymore he wants to get rid of.
That is all the crafting I did this week. I did have someone else do some crafting on me this week though.
I finished up my family's tattoos. I have had the bunny/butterfly, in honor of my mother, since last August (yes I know it needs a touch up but it was done in TX and the local artists do not want to touch someone else's work). The top one is in honor of my brother who I lost in January this year. He was a BIG motorcycle geek and was a member of the Christian Motorcycle Association. The bottom right is for my dad who I lost in 1976. He was a very devout Christian, was retired Navy and loved without question. (Cross, heart, anchor). I am the last one in my immediate family now, so there will not be anymore ink in my future.
In other news................I finally got back to my hair stylist that truly 'gets' me. She was able to get my hair back into the undercut I love. I have been struggling with a bad cut I got 3 months ago by one of her co-workers. She finally gave me her cell phone number so I can text her to find out when she will be working! Thank you Sarah!
Hubby made it home safely last Sunday. It is nice to have him back home. My dogs are not great conversationalists. But, they are great listeners LOL.
I have bread in the bread maker, pork red chili in the crockpot and pinto beans cooking on the stove top. I caved and bought tortillas instead of making them myself this time. Since dinner is already cooking I now have the rest of the day to do what I want to do. Sounds like a perfect knitting day here.
Last and not least......................we had a bit of an increase in our temperatures this past week. We will be close to 100 again on Monday and Tuesday. (Sigh) Then it heads back down to the 80's (hooray). It is October, right?
OK, that is all for me today.
Until Next Time....................Happy Crafting!!!!!!!!