Chaos Reigns

This week on concurrent with DH’s continuing recovery from surgery, a visit from a brother-in-law, some gardening and knitting projects, I did some de-construction in the bonus room in preparation for work from the custom storage installations. The reciprocating saw works great!

The weather has been rainy and gray for the last two weeks, not conducive to patient recovery, the aches seem to intensify with the gloomy weather and Maggie feels cooped. I have knitted several projects and have them close to finishing. The lace blocking wires have arrived so Wendy Johnson’s 2011 mystery shawlette should be blocked in the next week, I also have finished the bunny hat mentioned in the last post.

Rowan Yarns Bunny Hat in Be Sweet Mohair with Angora ears.

Rowan Yarns Bunny Hat in Be Sweet Mohair with Angora ears.

and the Hannah Coat from the book, What to Knit When You are Expecting by Nikki Van de Carr.

Hannah Jacket with I-cord bind off in Spud and Chloe Sweater Yarn.

Hannah Jacket with I-cord bind off in Spud and Chloe Sweater Yarn.

The last two items are in conjunction with a Great Expectations knitting circle at LYS, not really so local as it takes an hour to go there weekly, I am learning a lot and enjoy the people. For the above item I just have to make two loops for two buttons. I will look for something tomorrow. Because I have enough of the accent color for the  Hannah coat I picked up another ball of yarn and am currently knitting another Hannah coat in the reverse colorway.

I also started Laura Nelkin’s mystery Knit Along , an introduction to using beads in knitting. I have clue one completed and have started clue two. This after frogging, (rip-it, rip-it) the clue one three times. There is a rhythm to adding in the beads, I almost gave up as it was too fiddly, but have since gone back to working on it.

Laura Nelkin's Mystery Knit-Along using Space Cadet superwash fingering  weight merino wool, dark moana colorway and glass beads found on Ravelry.

Laura Nelkin’s Mystery Knit-Along using Space Cadet superwash fingering weight merino wool, dark moana colorway and glass beads found on Ravelry.

This afternoon, I planted three clematis around the pergola during an intermission from the rain. The red Georgia clay softened by the rain mad for easier digging and I was able to get them in the ground.

Tomorrow, I and a friend will go to some of the shops for the second annual Quilt Shop Hop in Middle Georgia. I am looking forward to the camaraderie and adventure of exploring new needling items!

Until next time, needle on!

Hope

 

 

 

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About Sew Hope Needles

I am an avid needlework aficionado that loves to learn various needlework arts such as cross stitch, needlepoint, sewing, knitting and quilting. I enjoy making these projects for family and friends and as community service projects.
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