Good Morning Everyone,
Happy Easter! And, Happy Passover (a little late) to those celebrating that holiday. I've been under the weather a bit. Ended up running a fever Wednesday night (no sleep). Went to work Thursday just to get some financial reports out and then left by 10:30. Slept most of that day. Colin was over for dinner Thursday and a fire in the pit, but I went back to bed long before he left. I'm feeling better, just worn out, a bit achy, etc. I don't think it was the flu, but not sure what I had. Friday was a work holiday for me anyway which was a good thing.
And now, no April Fool's joke, our forecast is for snow starting around midnight tonight through tomorrow morning. Anywhere from 1" to 5" expected. What????
Yesterday was nice though and Fletch and I got some archery shooting in during the afternoon. It felt strange to be doing that after months of not practicing. And the not practicing part was pretty obvious! I did manage to hit the target a couple of times, but mostly I fell short.
Back to Friday: I finished the never-ending red socks with the lateral braids. Fletch decided he liked them, so they are his:
The yarn is the Malabrigo (Tiziano Red) that was a real PITA to wind. It is some of the softest yarn ever though and feels wonderful on your feet.
Saturday morning I managed to wind up several skeins of yarn:
Valerie in the colorway Varadero. So pretty and Spring-like. I needed something like this after the dark red socks. The pattern I've chosen is: Medallion Lace Socks - free on Ravelry. I started them Saturday evening but managed to mess up the first row of the pattern, so pulled everything out. Hoping to start today.
The other three skeins will hopefully become:
The yarn is some that I bought over 10 years ago while on vacation in Vermont. It is from Green Mountain Spinnery and is "Cotton Comfort" - 80% fine wool and 20% organic cotton. The color is Weathered Green. I'm hoping this will work up into a slightly heavier shawl than what I have made in the past.
We are heading over to Colin & Mailing's for dinner tonight. I've got an Easter Basket made up for them complete with a chocolate bunny, jelly beans, peeps, etc. I'd better throw in some catnip treats for their kitties too.
Hoping the weekend is finding all of you relaxing and enjoying life. And, I won't lie - I'm hoping for at least a 2 hour delay for work tomorrow!!!