I’ll be away from the blog for the next couple of weeks, off to North Dakota with my siblings to handle some of my Dad’s affairs. I didn’t write about it when it happened, but he died late last year and now it’s time to deal with what’s left. Paul and I are driving, which I figure is a fitting tribute to my dad, who always crammed us in the car and gunned it so he could get us from TX to ND in 2 days. Here we are in 1982 on the local playground.
Of course the only thing keeping me sane in thinking about all of that car time is knowing that I can knit and crochet in the car. I have my Zipline Shell* packed, along with another scribble shawl (which is turning out so gorgeously, but I may run out of yarn, sigh), a swatching kit for an upcoming project…and the sleeves of a project I’ll publish in another month or so. Sounds like a lot, but it’s mostly “for fun” needlework, really. I was expecting to get some deadline yarn by now, but it looks like there will just be a pile when I return, instead. Something to look forward to, at least.
*Yes, I swatch even when I am using my own patterns. Which is a good thing, because this Hempathy yarn works up completely differently than the Tahki Cotton Classic I used for the Interweave Sample. It’s a little tough on my hands because it’s so sturdy, but I think I will like the finished result. I think I made 3 swatches to figure out what I wanted, but I’m also adjusting the gauge to get an in-between size.
Anyway- back to the point of this post! My blog will likely be quiet for the next few weeks. But then I will return, like I always do. Happy summer!