Did you think I had forgotten you? I did not. Ever. Don’t ever think that!
The start of my 2 week vacation (staycation like usual) has brought the humid weather along with it. I’d like to say a polite “no thank you” to that, if you don’t mind, Mother Nature. This cold and rainy spring/summer has taught me one important lesson about myself: I could indeed move to Seattle/Vancouver and be happy in the rain. Of course, all of my friends and relatives will be moving with me, you know who you are. There will be quite a coast shift going on if this happens!
I started my Christmas knitting which amazes me as much as you.
Annemor #7 from Selbuvotter: Biography of a Knitting Tradition in various alpaca yarns, my go to mitten/glove yarn. The antlers need a bit of blocking attention, they seem a bit POOFY to me but overall I am happy with them. So far. But that pinky? Cripes all mighty. The pattern lacks certain instructions that make sense in that department. I am not happy with the pinky and will be ripping it out and starting over. Only the pinky, don’t get nervous. The biggest problem is that the chart does not match the stitches that she says to put on the needles. So, I dealt with it, chose another finger pattern and carried on. But the pinky is a bit small, fitting me perfectly. While I have non small everything else, I do have small ish hands and if they fit me they will be too small for my friend.
I never thought I would knit a moose in my life but yet, here we go. And I’m loving every minute of it.
There will be many a vacation moment spent on my porch with moose. That is my vacation goal, one I think I can meet.
And there are flowers:
Lilies to be exact. I am in love with a lily. I never really cared for them before but this one has me enchanted. My Mom gave me the bulb a couple of years ago and it’s not put on much of a show. Until this year. It must love the extreme watering it got!
What’s new with you while I was blog incapacitated?