Sometimes it is just a blessing to make it to the end of the week intact. This has been a busy week here with little lambs, house guests, a sick son and extra work. Max is finally rested up after all of the lamb busniess, little lambs running around everywhere does not make a 9 year old boy with a bad hip happy. He can now go back to gazing out the window at the pool, waiting for it to turn on, so he can bark at it. My son is finally getting better, boy those antibiotics took a long time to work. He had to go in for some extra blood work just to make sure things are fine, but he is on the mend. Thank you all for your kind well wishes for his speedy recovery.
The linen stitch scarf is no more. I just love the look of the stitch but I knew that this baby was going to be a big problem for me. You see it takes FOREVER to make. First I cast on 500 stitches to make it lengthwise, well that was a disaster right away, I lost my place, got all turned around and frogged it. Next I decided to cast on 39 stitches and make it width-wise, I switched out different balls of yarn every two rows and this is as much as I got done before having a long talk with myself. You know I am a bit crazy so talking to myself is not all that unusual. While linen stitch is beautiful, resembling weaving, it just takes way tooooooooo long. I think I might not even finish this scarf in my lifetime if I knit on it for hours everyday. This beautiful Berroco yarn deserves more from me, it deserves to be made into something beautiful that I will finish, so again we had a little frogging session.
The back of the stitch pattern is as interesting as the front. I fully admit I am a bit jealous of those people out there on Pinterest who have made such beautiful linen stitch scarves, my hat is off to you. Frankly I am in awe that you have the persistence and dedication to get this scarf done. It must have been like running a marathon, swimming the English Channel, or climbing Everest. I need simple right now in my life, very, very simple.
Nothing could be more simple than a dc square, that will be combined with other dc squares and all joined together in different directions. Pick it up, crochet a few stitches, put it down with no worries you have lost your place. 24 stitches by 15 rows make up a square for me, easy peasy. Now I just have to get more paperwork done, new patient evaluations written up so I can work on this some more.
These flowers were left by my nephew and his girlfriend as they departed for much colder temps up in Minnesota. They are quite beautiful on my kitchen table and remind me of the darling couple that spent time with us this past week. Ah, young love is so darn sweet isn't it?
How has your week been? I have been missing you!