I finished the Onerva Shawl yesterday! What a relief to have that done. It’s a fun pattern, only it requires a bit of concentration that I don’t have much of at the moment. I ended up making small edits to my charts & then as the repeats increased, I simply “read” the lace & took the stitch patterns from other lines. So in the end I had about 3 magnets showing me where I was on my chart. At that point I just wanted to finish the darn thing b/c I knew that if I didn’t pick it up until after moved, I’d spend more time figuring out what the bijeebers I was doing. But it’s done. Only need to block it & that can wait until after the move.
I’m now back to the minimalist cardigan. It didn’t get done in time for the trip. I brought it along to work on in Omaha & finished one sleeve. I rummaged around in my suitcase for the last skein of yarn & low & behold I managed to bring 4 skeins of sock yarn & 1 skein baby yarn (all for about 4 projects) but somehow I missed the green alpaca needed for the last sleeve! But it’s all good now & the last sleeve is currently being knitted. I would like to say I could finish it today, but I’m knee deep in all sorts of things that need to be done for the move.
We are at the weekend! Finally! It’s been a LONG week. But tonight we are going to have dinner at Mount Vernon & then tomorrow we’re going to the Cherry Blossom Festival on the Mall! Then Sunday we might go to Annapolis. Whew!
I do have some knitting goals though:
1. I want to finish the 1st pink skein on the granny square baby blanket
2. Sew on the cute buttons on the fake Baby Suprise Jacket
3. Finish charting the lace for the Onerva shawl.
So my great challenge to go through all the food we have was easier to accomplish than I expected. The deer turned out great & there’s only one more package of rav’s & LOTS of veggies.
Last night I tried out a new recipe. Rachel Ray’s Lasagna Stoup. I nixed the carrots & ricotta & it came out great!