Works in Progress

FINISHED OBJECTS: *Fair Isle Wristlet *Sara-Grace's Shortie Socks *Collin's Socks *Sunshine Squared Sweater *Gramps

WORKS IN PROGRESS:*Bridgewater Shawl *Eidelon *Blue Shortie Socks *Resonation Shawl

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Summer Days

Grandkids, Car Repairs, and Meetings, Oh! My! Where is my knitting?

Summer days are upon us.  Fortunately, the weather is unseasonably cool. In the upper 80s with low humidity. Usually, the temperatures are in the 100s with high humidity. Most days, there is even a slight breeze.  This is making being outside delightful.

We have survived one week with the grandkids here. Lots of camp type activities have ensued. We have decorated T-shirts, built bird houses, painted bird houses, learned knife safety, swam, camped in a tent, roasted marshmallows and hotdogs, played out door games, and written letters home to Mom and Dad. It is great having them here, but boy are we tired.

Our main car started leaking fuel this weekend. It is now in the repair shop waiting for a part (new fuel pump assembly) to be shipped from Missouri. Should take two days to get here, then another day to get the part installed. This is not going to be cheap! We are now trying to decide if we need to rent a car for a few day or just limp along with our old 1995 Geo Prizm. 

This week has also been filled with meetings. Yesterday they began at 10 am and lasted until 3 pm. Today they will begin at 3:30 pm and last until 9 pm.  Doesn’t seem like there will be much rest today. Hope I can keep my eyes open during the meetings, especially since I am facilitating two of them!

Only a little knitting has occurred. Granddaughter’s anklet socks are finished. They fit well. This was a concern as she lives 500 miles away and I guessed at the length. 

Have started an Elizabeth Zimmerman pi shawl out of natural alpaca lace yarn on size US 5 (3.5 mm) needles. I am making the plain version. I need mindless right now!

Off to do laundry.

Until next time . . . .