A lot has gotten wrapped up since my last post: 8th Grade honors evening including my speech, farewell party for a good friend and her family, the first half of the baseball season, and the Swap!
These are the hotpads and potholders that I received from the Swap. Aren't they gorgeous?! Thank you to Tiffany, Abbey, Scott, Tatiana, and Jenna! You all created lovely beautility, and I love examining them! What a great treat!
Whenever I could sqeeze in a bit of handwork amidst all the crazy busyness of the end of the school year revelry, I knit on these Monkeys. I have knit a few others and find the pattern kind of self-propelling and then gorgeous when soon complete. I started them after our trip to Cambridge mid-April, so two months of patchy knitting produced these lovelies - not bad!The yarn is Araucania Itata Multi, wool, silk + bamboo, I don't recall the color name, but it reminds me of sangria. I think the Monkeys like best to be knit up in a semi-solid colorway, so this is probably as multi-colored as I would go, but I still love them.I've started more socks with that fancy cocktail-inspired blue, and that Cookie A pattern is proving to be just as addicting to knit. I've been wondering about how I'll pull off wearing such a bright pair of socks, and I think they'll be just the ticket on cool and possibly dreary fall days to come because the color (and handknit socks!) certainly puts a smile on my face!
So, the sky's beginning to lighten up and I should get to packing up the last bits of camp gear and roadtrip treats. We're off to our favorite family vacation tomorrow (Michigania!) and will be gone for a week of fun in the sun. Us moms (we go w/two other families) will be toting our sewing machines, so I hope to have some items to show you when we get back. Have a great week!