What a beautiful morning here in Eastern PA. Fortunately there was no more unraveling on my Winter Sea Shawl and last night it came off the needles right after dinner!
Once again a less than stellar photo of moi...no make up as I had hopped in the shower as soon as I got home from work. But, I am not the star of this - the shawl is! I do love it. It is slightly asymmetrical and though I like the "puffiness" (for lack of a better word) of this unblocked, I will be blocking it to stretch it out just a bit. I just need to wait for weather that is not so humid. The yarn is from Green Mountain Spinnery and is called Cotton Comfort - a mix of cotton and wool. It was a bit scratchy on my lap, but I knit this to use in the fall and winter when I need something to wrap around me on chilly mornings and evenings. I think it will be perfect.
After weaving in the ends, I set about swatching for my next "big" project: Juniper Top in the called-for yarn (Berroco Remix Light). I guess I'm a tight knitter as I need to go up a needle size to get gauge. I will be ordering needles today (can't believe I don't have them!!). The yarn is really nice - it knits up very soft and I think it will be extremely comfortable. I was a bit annoyed when I weighed a skein as it is off by 3 grams! It shouldn't make a difference, but I've never had a skein of yarn weigh under what it is supposed to - usually the skeins are a bit more than stated.
Teresa had wanted to see a close up of one of the Rose of Sharon blooms. Before weaving in the ends on the shawl I ran out with my phone, but the flowers had already started closing for the night. But look what I captured:
Someone having a late dinner! This morning I ran out again (before my coffee was even ready!!) and managed to get a shot of an open flower. Teresa - this one's for you!
They really are pretty, and so plentiful.
On the reading front, I'm still in the midst of Enchantress of Numbers which I am enjoying, though finding it a bit slow. The first third of the book has been all about her childhood and I think it could have been condensed quite a bit. Hopefully it will pick up soon!
Well, it's Wednesday, so happy Hump Day. It's also soft pretzel day here in work-land. And, a busy day ahead for me, so I'd best get on with it. Hope you all are doing well!