I've been laying low this last week or so. We miss Ollie terribly but are realize that we are now truly 'empty nesters'. I have been doing a lot of 'therapeutic' knitting. I have been 'tearing off in all directions' as my dad used to say. I got a couple of major tasks done and spend a lot of time puttering around the house doing stuff.
I sewed and completed a couple of gift items today so there are a couple more things off my list. However, I am easily distracted - will start going something and easily get sidetracked.
Now for the therapeutic knitting...
I knit up one of the kits for the cruise knitting program. It is a slouchy cowl using lovely Karabella Aurora 8 yarn. It took 3 50g balls. I had enough yarn to add an extra repeat before the garter stitch edge and bind off.
I'm using 3 different colourways of Regia Design Line Kaffe Fassett 6-ply yarn with blue as the common colour among the three. I did a swatch to determine how many stitches to cast on for the appropriate length. The pattern is pretty tedious but I've been binge-watching "Downton Abbey" that PBS has been broadcasting and I've been PVRing so I'm about half done, I reckon. I'm just going to knit until all the yarn is used up. (image is somewhat overlit)
by Rhichard Devrieze. He's from Ontario and I've bought his stuff at the Knitter's Frolic. I also purchased a couple of skeins at A Good Yarn in Sarasota last winter.
Right now it just looks like a blob of yarn but it will look lovely after it is completed with the beautiful leafy border and after I wet-block the bejeepers out of it.