Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Am I caught up yet?

Nope. Not that it matters, really. The weather is beautiful, if a bit too warm for my tastes. It is supposed to start hitting the upper 90s (F) around here this week and the fire danger is up because we're pretty dry. I know, I'm from Texas, I should be able to handle the heat. Well, that doesn't mean I like it and the only place you find air conditioning in Seattle is in a mall or business. That means, the house can be pretty uncomfortable in the afternoon - overnight. (Especially since my neighbor cut off the shading branches on my tree. mutter, mutter, mutter)

No matter what, though, it is georgous outside.

I am finishing the length on the blue sweater & girding myself for the sleeves and other finishing bits. I don't think I'm going to get all bogged down with the end, but I am having trouble finding time to knit. That might slow me down a bit.

I went shopping this weekend. Yep. Bought yarn. It is lovely stuff and I did, of course, do a bad job of shopping. LOL I bought some Schaeffer Yarn Co. Nancy yarn in the Gertrude Ederle colorway. Gertrude Ederle was the first woman to swim the English Channel, if I remember correctly (I left the label at home). I LOVE this colorway! My initial inspiration was to make a summer tank top or short sleeved sweater, so I bought 2 hanks of yarn. A very brief pattern search at home left me with no suitable match so I checked out their website and found this a pattern there that I really liked. (look for the pattern link for the Nancy Feminine Tunic). Of course, I didn't buy enough yarn on my first visit, so, I obsessed over it and went back and bought another hank of the yarn so I could do this tunic. I'm super excited about it, I just love the colors. I also seem to be procrastinating finishing the sweater already on my needles. Just a little. LOL

I'm hoping now that classes are back in session, I'll have my fairly regular hour a day knitting time and I should get the blue sweater finished in "no time". Whatever that means. Ha!

Of course, the new Harry Potter movie is out tomorrow and I've got to make time for that too...

1 comment:

Quail Hill Knits said...

I really like the Gertrude Eterle yarns colorway as well. In fact, I currently have one as a "pet skein" on my desk at work.