Hello and Welcome to the Weekend!
Well, I still have some work to do and a conference call at 10, but I'm calling it the start of the weekend now. Plans for the day include getting through the morning (LOL) and then Fletch and I are grocery shopping. Since Colin & Mailing are coming for dinner tomorrow, I'll be busy in the morning baking and making some salads. Fletch will grill burgers and I will make a pineapple upside down cake (YUM), a corn and black bean salad and marinated eggplant. The kids are bringing rolls for the burgers and we'll have sliced onions and tomatoes and lettuce to go with. Tonight is home made pizza.
So, back to the title of this post. Usually I am a one project person. One stitching piece and one knitting piece. Occasionally I might have a second knitting project on the go, but not usually. Lately, however, I've toyed with starting numerous projects. I showed the yarn for the felted French Market Bag the other day (which I still have not been able to start....). Now yarn arrived yesterday for not one, but two shawls! For a long time I have wanted to knit Steven West's Botanic Shawl and now I will! Kim knit this a bit ago and it is just gorgeous. Here is my yarn:
The Zauerball Crazy is the same colorway (Sanduhr) that is shown in the pattern picture. My light grey is Cascade Heritage.
The second shawl I want to make is Wintertide Shawl by Beatrice Perron Dahlen and I picked a similar color to what is shown in the pattern picture.
It's a little dark in the picture, but it is again Cascade Heritage yarn (75/25) and the colorway is Cerulean. such a rich looking blue!
And, of course, there are more socks to knit (plenty of yarn in the stash for that!). And I discovered I have sufficient lace weight yarn for a shawl (Birch Leaf Shawl) that is gorgeous. Karen is currently knitting this shawl in a beautiful shade of pink.
It's possible that I will make myself a little bit crazy with all this yarn! LOL And again, Who Am I?
Last week Dee had a fun post titled "Know Your Needleworker" where she listed a number of questions and then her answers. I thought it would be fun to copy. So, here goes:
1. Where do you live?
Eastern PA - suburb of Philadelphia
2. What do you do for a living?
I work for a company that provides outsourcing
services to health care facilities.
3. Do you have
Yes. Colin is
4. Do you have any pets?
I think you all know about The Tygus (that’s Colin’s
name for Tyg, our rescue cat)
5. Do you have
I enjoy knitting, stitching,
reading, walking/hiking, cooking, traveling to name a few
6. What is your favorite
I’m not much of a movie person,
but if I had to pick it would be “Out of Africa” or “Cross Creek” or “Gone With
7. What is your favorite
Well, too many really to pick
just one: “The Poisonwood Bible,”
“Ahab’s Wife,” “Shadow of the Wind,” “Stones From the River” to name a few.
8. What is your favorite
I enjoy most music. Favorites at the moment are jazz and
9. What is your favorite project
that you have made?
Oh gosh! I have stitched so many samplers that I really love...but I don't frame many. As I've said before, I don't want needlework hanging all over my house. I think my favorite is PPL...A Parrot, A Leopard, and a Lion from the Scarlet Letter. I will be framing this one - actually for Colin who likes it a lot.
10. What one word describes
Hmmmm… maybe STUBBORN
Well! This has turned into a lengthy post and I need another cup of coffee. Enjoy your weekend!!