Greetings from Eastern PA where our roller coaster weather seems to be continuing. It was so warm yesterday! 75...almost 80 at times. Today? It can't get out of the 50's. I had hoped to get out for a nice walk today, but the clouds keep hiding the sun and it's downright chilly then, so I've been puttering around.
I have a spinach-mushroom lasagna cooking (in the slow cooker) and I have Bridget's Italian Coffee and Walnut Cake in the oven (http://the-ravelld-sleave.blogspot.com/2018/04/recipe-italian-coffee-and-walnut-cake.html) - it smells heavenly. I can't wait to try it.
Assuming that my re-entry into reality tomorrow (i.e., work) will not be pleasant or care-free, I thought I'd post today with my knitting updates. As I mentioned, I only worked on the Winter Sea Shawl while we were camping (thank you to everyone who encouraged me to take this along in addition to the socks which never saw the light of day!!). Here is where it stands (I have not put in any knitting on this since getting back from our vacation).
The repeat is 16 rows and I have another 2 or 3 to knit...maybe more (I have plenty of yarn). This is a free pattern on Ravelry and very, very easy. Just knit and purl. And, it's exactly what I was hoping for (a denser, warmer shawl). Here's a close up which doesn't look anything like the color of yarn, but you can see the pattern.
As I mentioned, the socks saw no progress, but since we've been home I finished the leg, knit the heel flap, and tuned the heel:
Since this photo was taken this morning, I've picked up the gusset stitches and am starting on the foot. Won't be long (I hope) before this is finished. I am hoping to make these identical (which isn't important to me, I just want to try it for once).
Thanks for all yourkind comments on my last post. We really did have a good vacation despite the various "issues" we encountered. I even told Fletch that I was ready to go out again (I don't think he thought I would ever go camping again!!). Unfortunately, work is the reality. Wish me luck tomorrow for an easy re-entry.
Hope you all are enjoying a great weekend!