It is grey here today - it looks like November. But it is weirdly warm (like 53 with no sun out). The wind is blowing and the trees are bare.
How was your weekend? Mine was nice and easy going. Friday I was able to finish the Antler Hat. I knit the brim long enough that it can be folded up nicely. I still have not washed and blocked it - perhaps today it will get a nice soak and then will fit over a mixing bowl or something.
Love the pattern! And it's a free one from TinCan Knits. The yarn is some that had been in my stash for ages: Lamb's Pride Worsted (85% wool; 15% mohair) and the colorway is Bing Cherry. My fingers and hands are thankful to have this project finished. Worsted yarn and size 8 needles are hard on my hands. But I love the finish and I've decided this will be a gift for Colin. He walks a lot and this will be a nice, warm hat for him in the bleak mid winter!
Saturday Dee and I met up which was lovely as always. We had some good Chatter Knitting and visited a yarn shop which was fun. Sadly I did not find anything to come home with me. They were fairly busy and were limiting the number of people in the store (a good thing) and I didn't want to take too much time wandering around. As I said to Dee, "it's not like I NEED more yarn." Dee kindly reminded me that NEED has nothing to do with it! LOL She is such a good friend!
That afternoon Fletch and I did some grocery shopping and were actually able to find a smallish (13 lbs) fresh turkey! We had been planning to walk/hike in Valley Forge with Colin and Mailing on Sunday, but the grey skies moved in and it was a little raw outside. We could feel the dampness coming in. All four of us were lazy, so Col & Mailing stayed home and so did we. I knit some and napped some and managed to finish The Patron Saint of Pregnant Girls by Ursula Hegi. I'm sorry, but the book was just plain weird and never came together for me. I kept thinking it would make sense, but it never really clicked with me. A shame as I've enjoyed her other books so much. Last night I started The Atomic Weight of Love and am enjoying it so far (40-50 pages into it).
In a little bit I will head to the office. I have a few things I need to print in color. I also want to stop at Trader Joe's and the pet store near the office - we are just about out of peanuts for the birds. Knowing me, I'm sure I will stop at the State Store for some wine too!
Looking forward to a short week - only working today and tomorrow and have the balance of the week off.