“SEA GLASS” TEE
I am totally loving this sweater. The one row striping looks great. Using the multi-texture yarn for the light color was a good call. It helps add visual appeal that the multi-color light yarn would have provided. The bits of teal in the colorway helps make the top a little different from my usual autumn colors. Definitely love the lighter weight of the top.
“WINTER” COLORWORK SOCKS
Getting close to finishing. I’ve used up the leftover Lollipop yarn. Obviously one ball had more yarn than the other so the “toe” of one sock will be longer than the other sock. No one will ever see it. I should get these finished this week.
I did cast-on a tumbler cozy to use up leftover fixation yarn. This tiny project was perfect to take to last night’s soccer game while I waited for the game to start and traffic to clear once the game was over. While hubby has NEVER worn the sweater I knit him, he literally wore out the tumbler cozy I gave him. I’m happy to use up leftover yarn and he gets a new cozy. Win-Win
Sadly, this year it is very depressing to look our Mimosa trees. This is what the one that we can see out our back windows looked like last year. This year there are hardly any leaves on the tree and no blossoms. Back on Dec 22, we had a 39F drop in temperature over six hours. That’s a record and “shattered” the previous one. Many trees and shrubs did not survive. All 4 of my mimosa are barely hanging on with just a few leaves. I plan to wait till next year to better assess if they simply should be cut down or if they will recover over time. Sadly we are experiencing drought already so I’m afraid they are going to get hit with a double whammy. Again, HIGHLY unusual for this lack of rain in May and June. We are having to have water delivered since we depend on rainfall for our water supply.
Speaking of the decking, this week hubby and I did a lot of restaining the wood which is where my knitting time went. Also, turns out I have been gripping and pressing on the paint roller so hard as I’m staining the spindles that I’m hurting my wrist and hand. I’m taking a few days off from staining to let them recover.
Hope you had a wonderful week of crafting with lots of fun projects for the coming week. This has been a YOP12 post. YOP is a Ravelry group of crafting bloggers that create a yearly crafting plan and then provide updates. Sticking to the plan is optional. 😉