Helleliuh! I have something soaking in my sink….
That’s right – tonight, right before dinner, I cast off the last stitch of Icarus! I was so excited – it was definitely time for me to be done with this project. I thought that I was done last night when I did the last row of chart 4 – but the designer was sneaky and added four edging rows. I was so bummed – but I finished them today, and its now socking in its bath waiting for me to block it. I’m going to block it on the bed in the office – hopefully Larry will keep the cats off it tomorrow – and I’ll be able to unpin it after work.
I don’t want to be boring with a lot of unblocked shots, but I’ll give you a little hint of how it looks…
(is it me or does it look really crooked? I hope its how I threw it on the chair!). I really enjoyed this project – right up to the point where I hated it and it became a chore! I think I’m going to love wearing it though – and I’m very pleased with it. More details when I have blocked pictures.
I had a really great weekend – just in case you were curious, golf with Andrew was a lot of fun – and he only beat me by two strokes. Two. For all his trash talking, he couldn’t do better than that. We did bet on the game, so I lost – but I think next time I just might get my money back. I really played well – my best game ever – so perhaps the competition helps my game (Larry was rolling his eyes the whole time reminding me that I do this for fun, not to “crush” my kids….)! But we had a really nice time, and Cieara joined us for dinner on the deck and it just was a great start to the weekend.
Saturday was WWKIP day – and of course, I stayed home – and the knitting group came to my house! I knit in public everyday so no big deal and we had a really nice time. I got to spin and it was really nice to spend time outside. I bought a little more roving this weekend – Lisa opened an Etsy shop! I was so excited – I had to buy the roving I was drooling over. She does beautiful colorways – go check it out!
Today was Father’s day – a little running around, a little cooking, but enough time for a end of school year celebration pedicure with Cieara, and of course, time to finish Icarus.
Dan came for dinner, and it was nice to have the whole family together for a meal. They all scampered away right after dinner – as always – but it was just good to have them all back at my table. It doesn’t seem to happen too often lately – I’m going to have to see if I can change that.
Larry loves blueberries, so I made him a Blueberry Sour Cream Coffee Cake – I love this recipe – it is so good – I highly recommend it. I’ve made this type of coffee cake before, but this recipe is different – just amazing (I really need to get back to going to the gym on a regular basis now!).
OK, time to go pin out Icarus. I’ll post pictures of it later this week….have a great one!