I taught yesterday so my weekend begins today. The class was the second one for the Saracen Shawl and it was full. It was a great class and everyone left feeling like they knew what they were doing.
It will be a full weekend – as all weekends seem to be. Full of the jobs and appointments that don’t or can’t get done during the week.
As I look out into the yard I can see a few hours of weeding and tidying that need to be done – we will see just how much gets accomplished there. I have a few plans for the raised beds – mostly flowering shrubs and hardy – read Sophie proof – perennials. Right now the Chickweed rules.
I didn’t get to walk last weekend. I was busy playing withNancy Bush and Estonian Lace knitting. I will be walking this weekend and looking forward to seeing the changes that time and the changing season is bringing to my favorite places.
The kettle has just boiled and the tea is steeping for the morning brew. Murchies Queen Victoria Blend this morning. Something strong and a little smokey to start the day. I love the blending of black and green teas – they make the most interesting cup of tea.
A few weeks ago I was contacted by Fleece Artist Yarns. They wanted to know if I would be interested in designing a pattern that used only one hank of yarn. My first thought was a beautiful laceweight shawl in Lino. But my hopes were dashed when they specified. It had to be a single hank pattern using Woolie Silk 3-ply. Jimmy Beans Wool was looking for a pattern and yarn for a special Mother’s Day Promotion.
I had ideas and I was interested, so I got to work. On Friday the patterns and yarns were released for the promotion. My design is called April Showers and was first knit in the Moss colourway as I designed and knit; and then test knit in the special colourway Peach Blossom.
This week I organized my papers for taxes – that took an evening and a morning. I don’t much like that job. I believe that almost every one I know feels the same way. My friend Robin is a lifesaver. She prepares my papers for the tax man – once I have them organized!
The Reflections Aran is going well. I have started the front – the ribbing is done. This is the last piece of the sweater and the most complicated. Each cable in the front section is different from its neighbour and there are twists on every right side row. I will have to pay attention!
Todays plan involves, a little writing, a little walking, a little knitting, some overdying with a friend and customer, and maybe even some baking – I haven’t made cookies in a while. Let’s not forget the gardening! I wonder how much I will really get done?