I have dozed through the weekend. SO nice to have a weekend with no outside obligations. I dozed…I knit…I watched a movie…I walked the dogs. And I enjoyed having a chance to depressurize a bit.
Here’s the project I was finishing when you called last night. I’m calling it Heart of Waves. It’s Judy Marple’s Heart of Wales shawl made out of Handmaiden Sea Silk in the Marine colorway. I’m guessing you can figure out why it’s Heart of Waves for me. It was a fun knit. Two lace patterns are in there and you can modify the size by knitting more or less of either one. I like the fact that I can now say I’ve both knitted lace and have done lace knitting. This pattern has patterning on the front and back in the edge lace and only has patterning on the front for the center lace pattern, allowing it to qualify for both. I am down to a pair of socks and the sleeves for my Australian sweater on the needles. I need more projects. I do need something to wear to Craig’s wedding and a friend is due in July, so good sources of inspiration there.
As noted above we didn’t go to the farm this weekend, but Dale did run up during the week to take care of some business. He got a picture of the partially finished floor (the high shine won’t be there when it’s done…it’ll be more of a satin finish in the end) and one from the picnic area. You can just make out the stonework on the foundation. We’ll be up next week and are looking forward to lots of neat changes…we may even have some kitchen cabinets in place!
Have a restful week. Love, Jan
P.S. Thanks for the advice on the kale chips…they turned out great — though one batch was certainly a little heavy on the cayenne! The chard is good too…but begging for a chopped tomato!