It looks as though the sun is TRYING to come out, but it's a bit of a struggle. Rather like me waking up, or attempting to wake up. I actually slept a little better last night and got up late (for me) (after 7 a.m.) this a.m. After writing this post I need to pull myself together for a doctor's appointment at 9:30.
So, how was your weekend? Mine was fine. I missed getting together with Dee but thought it best to wait another week. Even though Fletch and I tested negative for Covid, I was still feeling a bit run down. I did manage to block out Odyssey and it is now awaiting an opportunity to be worn.
And this next picture will show you the lace detail a bit better:
So delicate and pretty. I love it!
A little organization of stash was accomplished as well. I had groups of yarns set out for various projects (all different shawls) and I was tired of having project bags all over the place. The yarns have been put away and will come out when and if I feel like trying to knit another shawl.
Meanwhile, there was a bit of stash enhancement! Before we left for TX, I received an email from MDK that I had won a give-away. Woo-Hoo. What I won was a kit for the Albers Shawl (found in the MDK Fieldguide #6, Transparency). The kit arrived last week. Six gorgeous skeins of Rowan Kid Silk Haze:
This might be the shawl/scarf I need to knit next!!
As mentioned previously, Dee and I have been (had been) thinking of knitting Planetary. Fibernymph Dyeworks was having a sale, so I snatched up a set of mini skeins to use in that. They arrived on Friday.
Along with the mini skeins, a set of stitchmarkers was included (so sweet):
Luckily I have not yet ordered the yarn for the body of the sweater. After reading the pattern through, I was left scratching my head. I'm not a very experienced knitter and some of the directions were more than a bit confusing to me. I could still be suffering from Covid Brain Fog, but I'm thinking this pattern might just be beyond me at this point. I'll think about it.
Yesterday I finally got out for a walk along the River Trail in Valley Forge Park. I had to run to the grocery store because someone (Mabel) had consumed just about all her food and we were in danger of running ouy. (I also wanted to get some scallions to use in the dish I was making for dinner.) So, after picking up a bunch of cat food I headed down the road. The trail was a little muddy in places and there were quite a few people out and about. It was chilly enough that my eyes watered and my nose was running, but boy did it feel good to get some FRESH air! I am hoping to get out again this afternoon.
Time to pour another cup of coffee and start my day. Here's hoping your Monday is off to a great start!