Catching Up

It’s over.  Summer.  You can feel it in the air, hear it in the trees as the leaves rattled against each other, excited for the change.  It’s crisp, it’s darker longer, and the sunlight is gold.

Last week marked the last weekend of the Renaissance festival and the return of my life.  I spent a glorious Tuesday doing absolutely nothing.  I knit what I wanted to, I ate whatever was available.  I didn’t step outside until it was time to pick up Ellette from school and take her to gymnastics.  It was peace.

I tried to catch up on the Tech Square Afghan, seeing as how I have fallen drastically behind this summer.

The entrelac square was actually supposed to be August, with the intarsia filling in for July.  I am out of blue and don’t feel like driving to the yarn store (I know!  I’m THAT exhausted!) so I began swapping squares.  So, this is the July square, which I completed Monday night (sans blocking).

If you missed it, UFO Hunting shows the images from May and June – June is still not finished.  It needs the embellishments yet (I’m working on it!).

This is August – the slipped stitch square (actually meant for November).  I found it complicated at first, and then it flew right along.  I like this method of colorwork, although I think I can keep tension and drags better when working intarsia or fair isle.  I still have to work the border on this one.  Once that’s done, it’s a trip to the yarn store to restock on Ella Rae for the rest of the year and the border.  I am excited that I am more than half done right now, and begin envisioning the completed item.

Oh yeah, you see that bowl thing in the corner?  That’s my new yarn bowl – custom made by St. Ives Pottery, a shop at Bristol.

I’ve been using it nonstop.  I adore it.  I just wish Mike had a website I could direct you to.

Besides this, I just received in the mail the yarn necessary to make the Dr. Who scarf that has been requested.

More to come about this scarf either tomorrow or the following day.  I am rather excited about this, although I realize I may be begging someone to cut off my hands in a month.



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