Yesterday, I had a doctor’s appointment and Larry came with me. The last time I went to see this doctor, I waited for quite some time so I knew I had to have knitting with me. Unfortunately, the knitting I am currently using as portable knitting is a gift for Larry for Father’s Day – so I couldn’t knit that in front of him. So I had to have another project to bring as a backup portable project….what to bring…hmmm….
I joined the Sock Yarn Swap from your Stash swap a month or so ago, and its time to send out the package to my swap partner (No, really – its related…wait for it…). When I was going through my stash looking for the yarn to send, I came across some handspun DK-ish weight yarn I spun last year. And I knew that this would be the perfect next portable project (see? it all comes together…)
I can’t say that this is consistently spun yarn – but I am sort of enjoying knitting with it – and I think the bumps are just adding to the squishyness of the sock. These will be great socks to wear in the winter – soft and warm, but will remind me of spring with the colors.
I really had a nice weekend – and I have to admit – I still haven’t logged into work yet. After the doctor’s appointment yesterday, I had knitting group – always a nice Saturday afternoon spending time with fellow knitters. Today was a beautiful day in NJ – Larry and I were supposed to go golfing, but this morning, I spent some time sitting on the deck and decided that I’d really rather just have some down time sitting outside, knitting and relaxing. So we skipped golf, and I made some muffins…
Don’t they look good? These are from a cookbook we bought last night – we don’t have anyone in the family with diabetes, but the recipes are for foods we are eating now – less empty carbs, more grains, healthy proteins, and lots of vegetables (I’m not sure how this is going to go over with the kids coming home for the summer!). Anyway, the muffins are so good – blueberries and dried cherries…yum. Anyway, the cookbook has lots of good recipes – I’m looking forward to trying them all.
I spent some time knitting out on the deck and finally got to chart 4 on Icarus (and I put in a new lifeline after the third chart). I really need to finish this – we went out to dinner last night, and I would have loved to have it with me – it was so cold in the restaurant!
OK, off to make dinner (Moroccan Spiced Grilled Chicken – great recipe – highly recommend). I think I’ll finish Larry’s father day gift socks tomorrow or Tuesday, so I’ll post pictures as soon as I do.
Have a great week!