Well, I’m off again this afternoon. Once again, I’m going to visit Miss Laura in the Forest where we plan to sew and consume a great deal of gin. And possibly wine. That means that I’ve had to finish up everything (or nearly everything) that needed to be done this week in about three days. <whew!> I can’t say that the bathroom is the cleanest I’ve ever seen it, but still! I’m feeling pretty good about everything 🙂
Picnic Socks are DONE, pattern is written and tested (many, many thanks, Anna!), photographs are ready and the whole works is waiting for me to push the GO button on Friday. So the Picnic Sock pattern, a BOGO pattern discount and a discount on the new Walker Sock Tote Bag will finish off Sock Month. Yay! It’s sure been a treat!
Now…for the blanket. Ugh my goodness, I’m almost there! I think I can! All the blocks are made; as you can see, the last three are blocked and drying. (What you can’t see is the fan that is trained on them!) The bulk of the blocks have already been joined using a 3-Needle Bind Off, my new favorite thing, and the whole thing is waiting for its applied I-cord edging. I’ve got a couple of hours this afternoon and a few more over the next couple of days to devote to this project so I’m pretty confident that the Fair Haven Picnic Blanket will be our Free Pattern Friday offering this week. If I’m honest, I’d like to add a few more blocks eventually, partly because I’d like a larger blanket and partly because I just love the darn thing! It’s been such a delight to knit!
I’ve been sewing too! I’ve been trying SO HARD to get to cutting out these sweet fabrics that I bought for cool summer jammies for me and Carl. So far, I’ve pre-shrunk the fabrics. That’s it. <sigh> Well, next week will be easier…perhaps…
I did put in some Miss Laura sewing time this week, cranking out 7 Renaissance blouses and working a little on some pretty new bodices. I love sewing for this period, especially because of the rich fabrics!
I spent most of yesterday in the Big City, which meant a very, very quick trip to Romni, if such a thing is possible. I managed to pick up an interesting work-horsey sort of yarn – a cotton merino blend – for a baby blanket. It is Anchor Bay by Cascade. I’m telling you, this stuff is yummy! Soooo soft and squishy. The merino component is superwash, so I wouldn’t recommend it for garments but for Mom’s sake, an easy-care blanket will be perfect! (We’ll see if I can get to it before the child starts Kindergarten 😉
Have a Happy Holiday, whichever side of the border you’re on and we’ll see you Friday!