Much like my interactions at work this week.
But, all that doesn't matter! Because as of now I am on vacation until September 10th! Yay me!! And during that time, I will be visiting my sister and SIL in St. Catharines; turning 39 (on Sunday); and going to the Kitchener-Waterloo Knitter's Fair with Lorraine (have you seen her new design, Guinevere?!) on Saturday the 8th.
And guess who I'm also visiting with in St. Catharines!
Much to the chagrin of these fellows...
"Neener neener Atticus! Pffffttttt! Neener neen...oh hey, a hangie thing..."
But they will be in good hands, no worries there. Mae? She knows who's really the boss...
So, I've been happily knitting away on Grace:
Of course, black is not the easiest colour to photograph. Here's the back, in it's unblocked state. Once blocked, it'll bloom out nicely. I LOVE this pattern. LOVE. Dorothy Siemens is just a genius. Her patterns take all the guesswork out of absolutely everything - you don't have to figure out how to shape along the armhole and shoulder. It looks much more difficult than it actually is. I'm going to get a good head start on the front.LOVE IT!
And here's another one I haven't posted about before:
Persian Tiles Blanket, from Virtual Yarns. It's from Jade Starmore's "A Collector's Item", and is going to be spectacular when it's done! WHEN it's done. Because you need to complete 10 repeats of the 50 odd stitch pattern (3 repeats per round, 179 stitches per round). Which is completely doable, however I finish this when I finish it. It's a project I'll work on when I can. I do love it - it gives me the satisfaction of stranded knitting, yet is only 2 colours throughout and simple enough to work on while watching TV.
I just can't think of the 500 rounds I'll have knit by the time it's completed. Or I'll never pick it up again.
My colours are Kittiwake (the light blue) and Shearwater. Both Michelle and I are working on this, although I think Michelle has a deadline...brave, brave girl. Because it's a long knit...
So, that's it! I'll be back next week, a bit older, a lot sillier and just as happy!