Oh, it’s Monday again. I wouldn’t say it’s my least favorite day of the week, but it doesn’t rank terribly high. The number one spot goes to Tuesday.
I have been loyal to one project this weekend. I really buckled down and focused. After a few false starts, I finally got going on mom’s shawl. I’m doing the very simple garter stitch shawl by Annmarie Aquino. It’s such an easy pattern. I don’t have to think while I’m knitting, which maximizes the amount of time I have to work on it. Overall, just simple. I love it! The yarn is a gorgeous alpaca/silk blend. It’s probably the softest yarn I’ve ever knit with. I almost don’t want to give the shawl back in the end!
I did buy new yarn this weekend. Oops? Well not entirely oops. A friend of mine asked if I could make a thneed for his daughter for Christmas. Got to love a good lead time! I finally picked out the yarn, although I’m pretty sure I need to go get some more. I bought six skeins of Loops & Threads Casper, which is a fur, in a bright pink. It reminds me of those truffula tree in the book. Now I just need to figure out how I’m going to make a thneed.
Mother’s Day was nice. Obviously mom did not get the shawl for Mother’s Day, but we did get her a cake decorating kit. She’s been really into that lately. (Luckily, my parents’ wedding anniversary is next week, so with some diligence and focus, I could have the shawl done by then.) We had lunch with my mom and the rest of the family and then went out for U-Swirl. Then, back home for more knitting! Just a peaceful weekend.
How was your weekend? Did you have a Happy Mother’s Day?