Shhhhhhhhh, can you keep a secret? My husband is out of town visiting Mr. 21, and I got the best nights sleep last night, no snoring, no one kicking the bed in the middle of the night or waking me up early as he is an early riser. It was so lovely. I had my knitting friend over for Thai food last night and a bit of creating time. After Little Buddy drifted off to sleep we chatted and played with yarn, how lovely is that? Today Little Buddy is off to visit his Aunt's for a bit this morning so I can go out and run some errands. Then it will be lunch, nap time and a visit from his Medical Foster Parents this afternoon. Leftovers for dinner and a quiet evening will hopefully end the day. I might actually get to watch Death Comes to Pemberley, which has been saved forever on my TV.
I do have a finish to show you. Another Olive Twist Shawl by our favorite blog friend and up and coming fab designer Sue Perez.
Made with Berroco Boboli Lace in color 4383, and a size I hook.
This is the left over yarn I had from the woven shawl I made my friend Lynda this past summer. So I am guessing about 475 yards used in this project. Yarn from my stash and a completed gift, a win-win.
Before blocking, it was a muddly mess.
After blocking the design popped! Now mind you I used steam and I shouldn't have. This yarn is made of 42% Wool, 35% Acrylic, and 23% Viscose. Right on the label it says, "lay flat to dry". Did I pay attention to that? No, not me. I got that steam iron out and went to town. I am glad I did not melt the whole thing. It definitely changed the integrity of the yarn, so my suggestion to you is if you use this yarn is to wet block your project.
This is for Little Buddy's Speech Therapist for Christmas. She has been working with him as long as I have. She has worked so hard to help him to first suck from a bottle, eat food and to communicate. I think she deserves a really nice treat.
His Physical Therapist is going skiing for Christmas. I had a beautiful chunky red cowl I made earlier in the year in my present bin, she will get that for Christmas. And his Vision teacher will get a Queen Anne's Lace Scarf I crocheted a few months ago. I swear things are looking good for Christmas presents, I have a few more to make and then I am done!
This morning the lovely lady on the moon showed her beautiful profile to me. This picture above is untouched, no editing at all.
With a little crop and auto-contrast you can see her so much better.
Have a great Saturday.