I know. I know. But if it’s any consolation, I’ve been thinking about you.
Knitsville is all abuzz because the Dante Alighieri hat is almost done. The hat is done the leaves are done – those little buggers took longer than I wanted – and the ear flaps are done but they haven’t been approved yet so they are pinned onto the hat. Actually, there are two sizes one big and one way big. There’s also one that’s really small but we both agreed it was too small.
The fiber for the Drops Pattern special order arrived on Saturday – right before Mandy arrived for the block party. I have a few of the squares done for the mobius scarf. That’s what I’m starting with.
I am using Bernat Mosaic yarn in Aura. I have to say that at first glance and first use. I do like it. It is soft and, though I don’t like every color segment in the colorway, overall it’s a nice looking yarn.
A cable beret also needs to be made to go to France. I have to pull the cranberry fiber to do that. Luckily I have some fiber left. Miss Mandy was allowed to go into the Stash room and carry away some of the goods. The mistake I made was letting Melissa go with her. Since Mel couldn’t take away any for herself she enable Mandy to take more. No worries. Even though Mandy did get probably 15 skeins or so – I don’t know, I didn’t count – she didn’t put a dint in the stash. I did get to do some rearranging of the stash because I could do some combining in the bins. It gave me the chance to put the two big bins together in the closet and get easier access to the smaller bins.
I am also working on another Eden cap and this may be a one of a kind. I have this yarn that Hobby Lobby no longer makes and I was certain I had about four skeins of it and only found one – Mandy, if you have the psychedelic looking black yarn, I do need that back – I started making an afghan with it and that didn’t work out. I may have given it away a while ago but I don’t think so. I can’t find and I don’t think I used it. Would be really nice if I could find it. I did find the afghan squares I started to make with it. I could probably get another one out of those but I would really like to find the skeins. I am really hoping I didn’t give them away. But I might have a long time ago.
There’s another hat on some needles downstairs but with three open orders I am not quite sure when I will get back to it. I am hoping to have the Dante hat finished tomorrow as well as the Eden hat so I can work on the other two projects. I also want to get more hats done for the ready to ship section. I’m getting a little nervous about that.
Mr. Honey and I went to see The Heat with Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock. We did some laughing. Didn’t even mind all the ‘F bombs’ they dropped because it had some significance to the story.
So, you see, I haven’t been slacking off. I’ve even been to church and to dinner at the Hiestands where I met the new pastor. (She has three pierces in her ears – first time I’ve seen that on a pastor.) I have been a slacker in the workout department but that will change and Mr. Honey started the painting process so it looks like that is about to go into full swing.
It’s almost August, though the weather seems to think it’s September. Yes, I believe in climate change. Yes, I believe weather is cyclical but you can’t take away trees and replace them with asphalt; you cannot degrade the shore lines and narrow the waterways and expect those cycles to be the same. Of course the earth will adapt by giving us less than what we need to sustain ourselves because it doesn’t have as much as it did before. Take the politics out of it for a second and try common sense. It’s not an either or thing.
I’m going to put the soap box away and have a late night soda.