I am BACK, Gentle Readers! I descended into IBS hell for about a week, and thank God for medicine, friends and family..... I am tentatively on my feet, er, off the ______________ . At least for the time being. The thing about IBS, is that there is ABSOLUTELY no knitting or spinning in that state. Ironically, knitting would have made my visit there, much, much more bearable, but you just can't knit, it is so bad.
Enough of that unspeakableness. I just want y'all to know, I was recognized at the yarn shop today. *gasp* Little ole me? Yes, yes dear readers! Mary at our local LYS has read my blog. Get this, she even went to high school with my dear father (check past posts to read about him). Had a MAVELOUS time there. I got this:
Flax ladies and gentleman. Flax. I am delighted. You see, I have had nada, nunca, nyet on the needles (barring some UFO's that I won't count here) for about a month. I have either been spinning Grandma's Garden, or visiting the throne room. So now, I am gonna be in a fit of casting on for a while! I might even stop spinning (can you believe that) for a while.
This is a pattern for face cloths. Can you imagine the luxury? I see Christmas presents!!! The grey is for dh. Yes, he is a MANLY MAN. But believe it or not, he likes his washcloths. I am gonna have to knit in secret. I think it is quite possible to completely surprise him with 2 grey cloths in flax. The samples at the yarn shop were to die for! Hmmmm, that's got me thinking. Do I need to learn to spin flax? Uh Oh.
This is my plan for Grandma's Garden. Forgive the poor photography. Bella. I have been dying to knit her for quite some time. This is shown in lace weight, but I am thinking that Grandma's Garden is mostly fingering weight with brief forays into sport weight. Nevertheless, I will swatch, swatch, swatch. Bella is quite complicated and I want to be as prepared as possible!
On the home front, I am going to be implementing the master plan for the beach packing ordeal. I hate packing for the beach. Do I hear an "AMEN" out there?
So far, I have organized my knitting and reading materials, the most important stuff. I am going to pack 1 bag a day, starting with the linen bag today! The kids are in VBS all morning this week. That is a God send!
Gotta go pack the bag.