I recently finished Count Your Blessings by La-D-Da. This seemed a very appropriate piece to stitch - while the year has had a few rough patches everything has worked out in the end. I thought we were getting ready to go through another rough patch the other day. What do you get when you mix my son (the child who inherited the fear of spiders gene from his father), a shower, and a spider. Well, I will tell you. You get a ripped shower curtain, a crashing sound that makes you think something really big has hit the house...something really, really big and a busted knee. We spent the better part of 2015 getting my son through a torn MCL...and of course, it was the same knee. Thankfully, just a little bit of swelling and pain but nothing incapacitating.
Malabrigo Hand Thingies by Anne Sahakian and seen on Mary's blog. I started these sometime in December and finished them a few weeks ago. I knit them using Malabrigo's Velvet Grapes - they go with my winter coat and I may just get the chance to wear them in a few days as we continue on this wild weather roller coaster.
They aren't perfect - and I know there are a few mistakes here and there. I thought of my grandmother while knitting these when -
a. I had to lick that calf over again...and again (Lick that calf over again was an expression she used when someone had made a mistake and needed a do-over). Especially on the second mitt. I was ready to bind off the hand when I decided to compare it to the first one. I wasn't thrilled to discover that I had left out two rows . So of course, I had to rip it all the way back and more or less start over again. I could knit these in my sleep. : )
b. I cut myself a caper (If someone cut a caper it usually meant they had acted like a fool over something). This happened when I discovered my mistake on mitt number 2 and then again when I was finally finished with both and realized I had actually made something with thumbs. Lots of ridiculous jumping around while repeating over and over again "I made thumbs!!!" My husband and son just didn't get it and the cats all ran for cover.
I also discovered that it is possible to knit inside out. Fortunately, this is easily fixed. Caper averted!
It's a big one at 849 pages. I'm halfway through and have been having too many late nights because I can't put it down. Maybe a little concerned that it won't have a happy ending because...well, it is Stephen King. On a side note - my husband has been told by many people that he looks just like Stephen King.
Wanting to try
TRIPLE BERRY WINE SLUSH
I love the pretty purple color! I may just have a thing for the color purple. : )
The beautiful sunset a few days ago. It seems like every time you turn around a little more of the countryside has disappeared. Fortunately, this little piece is still just around the corner from us.
Thank you, everyone, for reading along! Hope everyone is enjoying some lovely spring weather! Take care ~