Well what a summer this had been. If you own a convertible there is one thing you don’t want to happen, be sick from a severe allergy attack all summer long. It all started in mid June and I am just now getting over it, still cough a little, have itchy dry eyes, but at least I have full use of my voice once again.
All summer I have tried to take time out to do things I wanted to, other than sleep and pop in a bunch of pills.
I have done so much to try to make a lot of time for knitting but have fallen so short. I have, however, been able to get one item completed, the WestKnits Earth & Sky. I really enjoyed this pattern. This pattern was a lot of firsts for me, first intarsia, first KAL, first WestKnits, first M1’s and YO. In July I was on Ravelry and read about the upcoming KAL to my partner. He was much more excited about it then I was and said that he wanted me to do it and make it for him. I was still sick and sleeping about 14 hours a day. But I bought the pattern anyway and ordered the yarn a few days later. When I look at it I see the mistakes that I made while learning to do the stitches, they stare at me as if they were outlined in neon lights! I like it and would prefer to have kept it for myself but the partner had told everyone that it was for him and shown it off to his friends and co-workers so I will just have to make my own, after all I have the yarn already.
I say that I could have had more completed but I was left home alone to take care of the dogs a little more than expected. My partner had to go to Florida, on business, for a week to meet with a boat manufacturer and dealers, then he had to go to a GE Global GLBTA (Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender and Allies) meeting in Milwaukee for a few days. Oh well, life still carried on.
Hey what can I say, everyone needs to have an excuse!
But what a perfect time of year coming, fall and winter, ripe for knitting!