Mahalo plenty for your sweet encouragement and support on Sunday’s YOP post. I was warmed by your cheerleading over the small progress I had accomplished. I also loved how a few of you wrote, “Eating an elephant one bite at a time. It all adds up,” & “One bite of the elephant down, and soon it will be consumed.” What clever sayings. I haven’t heard of these before.
With the humidity (No storms but there was lightning and some rain two nights ago; didn’t even hear all that.) San Francisco’s been having the parks are usually wet, especially in the morning. However today, it was betta on our side of Golden Gate Park so after restockin’ our frig and pantry, I took ‘da keiki to one of our city’s many parks – Alta Plaza.
I got to enjoy the view while knitting:
And my sweet keiki got to play to her heart’s content:
Doesn’t her smile make you smile?
Remember that mitt I was workin’ on? I won’t bother showing you but it’s been totally frogged. I had made a stupid mistake and I just didn’t have the heart to CO that yarn for a third time. Then I thought I’d use something more fun to motivate me. However, I went through a whole episode of warring between using a colorway the recipient would like vs. what I like; then it moved onto maybe I’ll gift it to someone else; but it went back to the color issue. So this third, Christmas gift and I are having a timeout.
In good news…
I jumped back up on that other horse and am almost done with this infinity scarf:
I’m on the fifth panel and it should be enough for a twist and a loop over. I’m halfway through this last part – 10 pairs of medium and light stripes. There’s still sewing the ends together and maybe SC a border around the whole thing.
Do any of you read Tracey’s blog, Clover? She is such a sweetheart who has fun with her beautiful granddaughter, who knits fearlessly through wraps, and whose kitchen I wanna visit. Well, this woman has blogged about a swap she had participated in last year or earlier this year, something I thought would be fun to do but was too busy with PTA.
Lucky for me, there is a summer one organized by Amanda of Sweet Potato Claire. It’s all about homemade/handmade + if you want to, add a few items from your hometown. I’m excited because it’s a simple, sweet swap and not about spending a lot of money.
For now, I will only show the yarn I used for the handmade portion:
This is Madelinetosh Vintage in kelp. Isn’t it lovely? I love its bold saturation.
While knitting it up, I was reminded of why this brand is one of the favorites of our Ravelry community. My gosh, the feel and the weight? It’s worth every penny.
My tummy’s hungered so off to make lunch.