Mom and auntie have flown the big Delta on back to West Virginia, and I am recovering from the enjoyable strain of entertaining family for 9 days. Yikes. Fun, but I'm glad to be back in the peace of my household again. P has gone back to work, and I'm free to sleep late, slugabout, and amuse the dogs at my own pace.
There has been lace knitting, of late, as I cast on for the Forest Canopy Shoulder (like is there any other kind?) Shawl in the Handmaiden Seasilk. The color isn't well-represented here, it's a melange of dark brown, grey, blue and this funny new-leaf green, called Woodland. I like it, though the greens are slightly jarring. The pattern is easy-peasy, and I'm having fun with it. I'm knitting straight from the chart, even though charts have scared me in the past. Not a problem anymore, though I have to catch myself reading them in the wrong direction sometimes...not a problem with this pattern, but not a habit I want to get into, either. So. One resolution being worked on already. Whoo-hoo!
Behold the beauty:
I have finished the Must Have back, and am now working on the front. This is an old in-progress shot of the back, in all its oatmealy goodness. I do love this yarn, and the pattern. I had miscrossed a cable last week, and the lovely Acornbud repaired it for me at knitclub. The woman is a force of nature. Ripping out and re-knitting, carrying on a conversation, she is a maven of multitasking.
Little else to report. Ravelry has happened to me, and is a kind of fruitless timesuck, as I contemplate what next to knit. Still, it is so seductive. There's been a fair amount of yoga, with plans for more, as I try and get the body back in the new year. With the yoga has come the bathing (to ease the soreness of Death by Vinyasa) with the LUSH products I happened upon last week at their big holiday blowout. I have many, many headily scented bath bombs now, and am fragrant and glittery and not as achey as I could have been.
Off to do the recycling run and put the dogs out in the sun, and then to meet Patrice for our first GNO in about 6 months.