Hello my friends. Another week has gone by. Time for me to write a little bit about my happenings this past week.
There has been knitting..............lots of knitting.
Another Wee Sherlock is being made for a very special baby girl to be born in January. I started this last Sunday afternoon and was sailing along quite well. On Wednesday I looked it over and thought this as waaaay too big for a newborn. Maybe because I am a loose knitter and also because I was doing 3-6 months size. I only had about 1 inch left on it before I was to start the sleeves but I just could not continue. I frogged the entire sweater and started again using the instructions for the 0-3 month size. It is oh, so much better. I should have the second sleeve completed yet today. The second sleeve has also been knit twice. There was some very loose stitches the first time it was knit. After it is all finished I will be on the search for some very feminine buttons that are NOT pink. Mom is not a fan of pink so I will adhere to her wishes of no pink.
That is it for knitting. The sweater outfit needs to be completed by the middle of August so I have time to wash, dry and wrap this little jewel up for the baby shower. Every other WIP is on hold until this is completed.
I did do one other fiber related item this week. My own design of a lacy boxy sweater that has been languishing for the past 6 years got frogged on Monday. It was not an easy decision to make. I just knew I would never wear it and the yarn was way too expensive for it to just hang in my closet. So, now I have 1100 yards of Blue Heron Metallic DK weight yarn to find a pattern for. I was thinking a shawl but I looked in my closet and I must have close to 15 shawls in there already. I am sure something will peak my interest soon.
That is all for my crafting this past week. In other news.........................
Can you hear Queen singing "we are the champions"? We took first place in our trivia group Wednesday night. If Josie had not been with us, we would have bombed out. We needed her young mind to help with many of the questions concerning today's events.
Remember I told you we got solar up and running the 15th of this month? Remember how I said we had so much cloud cover it was hard to tell if it was producing enough solar to really make a difference? Well, Sunny Arizona has not had a full day of sunshine in over 10 days now. In fact, it started raining here Thursday evening and it is still raining today! According to my rain gauge.........................
We have had almost 3 inches of rain since Thursday night. That is almost a half year's worth of rain for our area. (Isn't my rain gauge adorable?) It is supposed to clear up tonight sometime and just be nice and muggy for the next week. With all this rain and cool weather our pool has dropped from 90 degrees to 82 degrees. Our high temps have been in the low 80's for the past few days which is a real joy for us.
This coming week I will have teen/dog duty. Josie starts swim camp for her school swim team so I will be busy dropping and picking her up as well as taking her to her play practice. Her dad is out of town again for business and her mom is working so the retired Mimi gets to have some fun with the Grand daughter this coming week. This will be her last week to be 15 too. She turns 16 next Sunday. She has already told us she will be going to the DMV on Monday to get her driver's license.
Time to get back to that sweater!
Until Next Time....................Happy Crafting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!