"Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either." ~ Elizabeth Zimmerman


Looping a Net

The weekend wore me out. On Friday, and part of Saturday, I helped my friend Andrea move her yarn shop. You don't really know how much yarn is in a yarn shop until you have to pack it all up and haul it to a new location. My goodness there was a lot of it. There were 5 of us who showed up to help on Friday. I had a blast. It was so much fun, though exhausting work. I went back on Saturday to help move the furnishings. I could only help for a couple hours, but we got a lot done before I left and the whole job was finished later that day.

Saturday afternoon was a family get together. A birthday party for my nephew Brendan, who is now 16. (Where did the time go?) Nephew Tyler, who joined the army last March, was home from boot camp for the first time. It was good to see him and has shaved head.

Sunday I spent some time beading on a fair project.

This is what the beads wanted to be. I am so much happier with this idea than the original. It's an exercise in embellished netting stitch. I'm about 1/3rd done with it. If you'll remember, the gold seed beads and 4mm pearls are from the sweater that belonged to my sister-in-laws mother. The fair has a category for recycled things. I'm recycling these beads into a jewelry piece.

For the Twisted pendant, I've decided I'm going to do some tubular peyote for a necklace to hang it on. I'll enter it in the fair in the peyote stitch category.

I got 3 inches done on the leg of the second Flirty Fir sock. Yay! I think I'll have them done in time for the fair. I got a couple inches done on the summer sweater too. I worked on it at the party on Saturday.

My foot is slowly healing. I'm still hobbling, and I get pain at night, but during the day I'm having pain free periods now. Considering all the work I did Friday with the moving, I'm quite pleased with how it's doing. I did wrap it up, and babied it. I was careful about not overdoing it too.

For me, as Superintendent of Knitting, fair stuff starts next week. We're having a planning meeting. Then in August it's workin' time. I'm looking forward to it. In fact, I'm downright excited.

Live long and prosper. \\//

1 comment:

  1. Very cool beading! Would love to see the twisted pendant all done up and finished! Hope your foot is better soon.