As you probably guessed, I did start the Forest Canopy shawl last weekend. And I have to say – great pattern. I’m really enjoying it, and I’ve worked on it exclusively since I started it. The Manos silk blend is just amazing – I working with it, and the colors are so beautiful. I definitely will be buying more. I’m just finishing up the 2nd ball, and I think I’ll have the shawl done by next weekend (a fast knit in a DK weight!). I think blocking will make this look like a shawl – right now it just looks like a big blob. It definitely won’t be a muted, boring shawl, though – I’m a bit worried about how colorful it is, but I think it will ultimately work out (or at least I hope so!)
Andrew is on the Maryland crew team – we still haven’t been able to go see him race, but the other parents post pictures online sometimes, so we recently got these pictures. I bet Andrew won’t appreciate this picture, but its just such an Andrew face I couldn’t resist. This is usually the face I see when Andrew is about to say something sarcastic….
Here he is (2nd from left) carrying the boat (?) to the water…I think they need a bit of self-tanning lotion on those legs! Part of the crew tradition is that first year novices get their heads shaved – they did it last weekend and Andrew sent me a picture of him last night – yikes! I’m still waiting to get permission to post it, but I must say – he looks a little different!
I’ve took off work yesterday and today. Larry and I went golfing yesterday – it was a bit cold, but we had a great time. Today is his birthday (Happy Birthday, Larry!) – so we are golfing again, and then having a family dinner tonight to celebrate. It has been a really nice long weekend – and it has been great to spend time with him and get out of the normal routine.
Have a great week!