I had not intended to be gone for an entire week, but sometimes that happens. The days got away from me and all of a sudden a week had slipped by. It was busy!
And winter has not lost its grip yet. It is in the teens here this a.m. Hard to believe it is supposed to be in the low 60's a little later in the week. We are planning to grill out and have a fire in our firepit which is (finally) snow-free!
So how have you all been? I've read blogs here and there, but I did not do a lot of commenting. I will try to catch up this week.
My vacation day last Tuesday was so nice. Carole did (finally) make it up to my house. I was worried for awhile as she was stuck in heavy, non-moving traffic for about 45 minutes. She love the Antler hat and mitts that I made for her, as well as other gifts and we just laughed and laughed. By the time she left I was completely exhausted!
Not very much knitting or stitching was done in the past week. I did, however, finish my Heart Warmer Cowl and I love it! Here it is in its (obviously) unblocked glory:
I haven't even gotten around to soaking and blocking it yet...and then I wonder why bother since it will just be squished up around my neck!
(Barely awake Friday morning...no make up, hair a mess - a pandemic life!! LOL) I love the way the green in the top and bottom ribbing (that color is "Mistletoe") matches so well the specks of green in the varigated yarn. The main body is Manos Del Uruguay Alegria 75/25 in the colorway Ghostbusters. The Mistletoe ribbing is Wildfoote 75/25 by Brown Sheep Company. The Wildfoote is a little thinner than the Alegria, but it all works together.
Today I'm heading back in to my office. Originally I had a 10 a.m. conference call, but when I checked email this morning I found it had been cancelled. Still, I have spreadsheets I need to print (BIG paper) and some other stuff to do. I just won't be there as long which is nice. I need to drop a book off at the library and probably will stop to pick up wine after my office visit. This afternoon I hope to do a little stitching or work on some socks I started knitting. Later this week, when the temps have elevated a bit, I plan to get out for a walk...or two...or three.
Wishing you all a great week ahead!