I don't know where the time is going, but summer is finally here and it feels like it's almost over already. July will be here next week. I'm still trying to play catchup. I just finished making our thank you notes, and now have to write them up. I designed them to match our invitations. It helped me to use up the leftover pieces I had from making the invitations. I held off on starting this project in the hopes that I'd get our pictures back, and it was great planning. I'm suppose to meet with the photographer tonight. I hope we like them. I'm thinking of sticking a picture in with the thank yous.
For the last couple of days I've been resting my shoulder (I must have pulled it over the weekend) so I haven't knit anything. I started two new projects though. A friend of mine is having a baby boy in September. I started the Baby Jacket with moss stitch edging which by the way, I finished the right front and sleeve. I need to wind another hank of yarn to work on the left front. I'm using Manos Silk Blend. The other project is Baby Overalls to match the sweater. I don't have a pattern, so I'm winging it. If they turn out, I'll be very happy. so far so good, I have one pant leg done and I just cast-on for the other pant leg on Monday. I'm using Debbie Bliss cashmerino in a chocolate. I'm still in the same places with the minimalist cardigan and giselle. I want to accomplish a lot over the weekend, so I hope I feel better by then.
With not being able to knit, I've had some time to focus on other things, which is good. I started working on getting Diamond Girl up as a pdf. Hopefully, I'll have her up in a few days. I also have a new design in the works called Calypso. A few of you know about her already. I am hoping she'll be ready for test knitting soon.
I experimented on the husband last night with dinner. I made baked chicken with the Montreal Chicken spice, paprika, onions, and I added some honey that we got at a farmer's market. I wasn't sure about the honey, but it turned out really good. I served it with mixed veggies, Cellentani Noodles with a tomato alfredo sauce. He said he really liked it.
I'm just realizing that my 2nd Blog Anniversary is in 2 days. Since I missed my first one, I thought I'd better celebrate this one. In honor of my special day, I am going to be giving some prizes away.
Here are the prizes: a mini project bag (like the one I just made) with goodies or Burda knitting magazine with yarn. If you are interested, answer these two questions. The people with the best answers will be put into a hat, and then, the husband will pick 2 names. The first name picked will get first choice and the second person will get the second prize. You have until sundown of my blog anniversary to enter.
What drives you to knit and or crochet? What do you get out of it?
If you could meet or spend time with anyone, who would it be and why?
Enjoy your day!!