Using a size L hook and Knit Picks Getaway (discontinued) in Denim, this was a quick crochet.
September 22, 2014
September 17, 2014
September 10, 2014
We are having a heatwave and it’s hard to concentrate but I knit/crochet on. Here are another Just Knit It and Angel Wings Shawls. I’m still working through the stash and that’s why there are going to be lots of two or more color shawls and stripes. Everytime I think I’m making a dent in the stash I get a new yarn donation from the shawl group. I love the constant inspiration that the yarns provide.
September 2, 2014
Today is my eldest child’s birthday and she spent the Labor Day weekend in New York celebrating. I am so blessed to have her in my life and I am thankful that she is in a good phase in her life. She is finishing her final year of law school and has done this while working in a law firm, too. I am extremely proud of her.
Meanwhile I knit two more garter stitch shawls. I’m so excited that I am able to use up all the leftover Lion Brand Homespun. I have another one on the needles right now. Size 15 needles, cast on 5 – 7 and kfb at the beginning of each row.
August 30, 2014
Signs of life on my apple tree. This gives me hope that despite neglect and a drought there are still signs of survival.
This was a quick project for the theme “Hello Ocean” on week 9. Surprisingly the summer went very fast and new assignments are being made for the fall.
I’ve been so stressed that I couldn’t even start any complicated yarn projects so these next few items are easy, peasy, lemon squeezy. This is a basic garter stitch rectangle shawl. Cast on 60 with size 15 needles. (Mohair) As I started this my Knit Picks Nickel plated needle and cable broke. I called Knit Picks and they replaced it, no problem Great customer service.
Basic garter stitch triangle shawl. Cast on 3 to 5 stitches and kfb on the first stitch of every row. Using size 15 needles and Lion Brand Homespun.
August 11, 2014
June 25, 2014
Life got in the way. I was in a very minor car accident at the end of April. The other driver was 100% at fault. Nevertheless, it prompted me to make more life changes. I didn’t want to post anything in case the insurance companies were monitoring.
Anyway, the end of the school year has come upon us. My middle child was home for 2 weeks and helped me sell more things on Craigslist. We have almost cleared out the garage since the 3½ years since my husband died.
Along with the contents of the garage we sold the 1977 Corvette. We were the original owners and it was another loss that took me a short time to grieve. Yes, it’s just material things but it is just another one of those life endings that had both of our names on it.
His paper trail existence is slowly fading forever. There is just one more big thing with his name attached…the house.
Prayerfully, I’m hoping that our three children will marry and have sons to carry on the last name and genes. His side of the family is very small and there are only four males left including our two sons.