Just a short post today as it has been a quite week in my knitting world. The hubs competed in a triathlon on Saturday in Dallas so we drove down on Friday, I was able to get 5 hexi-puffs done and Bob did great in his triathlon!
As for my Rhinebeck sweater, The Gnarled Oak Cardigan I am almost done with one sleeve. The pattern requires 17.5 inches but I am going for 19.5. I have long arms and I like long sleeves. Sleeves that I can move in. When I make changes like this to sweaters, like make things longer or bigger, it always makes me glad I bought that extra skein of yarn, I might actually need it.
Tonight for dinner we are grilling hamburgers, I am also grilling some chicken for lunches this week. I went outside a few minutes ago to turn the grill on we were out of propane. So of course, my husband, the wonderful man that he is just got back from getting a fresh tank and just hooked it up and turned the grill on so it would be hot by the time I finished this post. So I must go now and grill some chicken and burgers and veggies.
I will talk to you all soon.
We are back to another wonderful Sunday afternoon. I have chicken in the slow cooker for tacos tonight and with it a yummy Mango Avocado salsa I made sitting in the fridge. I can’t wait for dinner. But its only 3:45 so I have to.
On the knitting front, I am in the middle of the gusset of the second Bavarian Cable sock. I have been knitting it while I finish binge watching Gilmore Girls, I have been steadily watching the whole series for several months and I want to finish before I watch Orange is the New Black. As you know, Season 3 came out on Friday and it has taken all the restraint I have not to watch it. But I am almost through Season 6 of Gilmore Girls, so not much left. Maybe OITNB next weekend.
Yesterday, I went to my LYS, Gourmet Yarn in Oklahoma City and bought yarn for my Rhinebeck Sweater. I am so EXCITED!!!! I am not going to tell you what yarn I got or what the pattern is until I have it cast on. I don’t know, it’s a thing of mine. I don’t like to reveal what I am going to work on until I actually have it cast on. Its like knitting superstition or something, like I might jinx it. But I am very excited about it. I think I will cast it on after I finish the socks because I am not sure how long it is going to take me and I do have a deadline. I needs to be done my Rhinebeck. Yes, I am aware that is months away but still…
It does seem weird to me that summer just started and I am about to knit a sweater, but it must get done. Then I guess after that I can do some actual “summer knitting”.
I also have so many other projects I want to knit up. Need to knit up. I need knit and make room in my stash before I go. The thought kind of stresses me out, but it makes me more excited. And really, can one have too much yarn? I don’t think so.
And with that I will leave you. Its a short post I know but I’m kind of excited to get back to my sock knitting so I can start on the sweater.
I will talk to you all next week. Happy knitting!