Back From Vacation
Had the week off last week, but now I'm back to work.
Blog and Knitting Vacation
First of all, I don't like announcing upcoming vacations anymore because the spammers search for that word and try to spam my comments while I'm gone. Second, this latest vacation has been the first time that I've checked to see if anyone would notice that I hadn't posted for a week.
Here's the traditional picture of me, tanned and relaxed upon our return from a week at the beach in Martha's Vineyard.
I took the entire week off from any kind of fiber pursuit. It actually turned out to be a nice break.
I did start a new lace project after I got home.
This is the Promenade dans le Fôret pattern by Ichida that I attempted a while ago...you remember...the one I left on the plane when it was almost complete. This time I'm doing it in Angel Face by Briar Rose Fiber. It's a laceweight alpaca and I'm doing it on US3 needles.
Regarding my question about the pronunciation of the main character's name in the P.D. James mysteries, M-H asks, "Do you not have these series on TV?"
Not that I'm aware of, and even if we did, they would be drowned out by Project Runway, Shear Genius and American Idol.
Mel expressed the following about the boxer shorts I sewed for Thaddeus, "I hope Thaddeus at least gave you a private viewing of those boxers."
He certainly did...in fact he wears them around the house quite often as pajamas.
Leslie asks, "So... when are you going to mention the "Retirement Counter" -- or did I miss it in my old age?"
I put a counter on the blog to track my time until retirement (for those who hadn't noticed). I didn't really think it required any special notice...it was more for me to keep my goal in mind.
Finally, Marilyn writes, "But how do you like the Felted Tweed? I've never met a Rowan yarn I didn't like, at least so far."
I loved working with it...it's a little light for a sport weight yarn, but the color and texture are quite rich and the drape of the resulting fabric is delightful.