Thanks everyone for the nice comments and emails you sent me about my last post. I was really touched, and it really helped me get through the last couple of weeks. Its been an adjustment – but things are going well, and we are taking it a day at a time.
We did have a happy family celebration this weekend though…Cieara graduated from high school on Friday!
We all went to her graduation ceremony, and last night we had a family party for her. It was so good to have her home and celebrate this major milestone in her life, and we all had a very good time. Not to mention all the very good food! She is doing well – she started her new job today, and as I said last time, we are hoping to keep communications and connections open. It is very odd, though, to think that we are done with kids in high school – between Dan, Andrew and Cieara we’ve had kids in this school for 11 years! But she was happy to be done, and we are very happy for her (and proud!). Congrats, Cieara!
On the knitting front – I finally gave my sister the Sunday Swing socks I had finished – and I realized that I haven’t had a pair on the needles in a bit. I’m not going to post pictures of it here – I didn’t get any good pictures, but my Ravelry project page has the details. I will say – great pattern and I think I’d make it again – one of those sock patterns that just seems to fly off the needles. I think its time for me to start another pair, though I’m just about done my commute knitting project (cashmere lace scarf) and I just need to look for the next great pattern. Any ideas?
I haven’t been working on my Peaks Island Hood – I can’t believe I did this but I started a new project…
Isn’t that nice? OK, it’s a bad picture – but this is the Artemis shawl from Wandering Cat Yarns. I’m using one of their yarns – it’s called Fluffy Cat and its an alpaca/silk/cashmere blend. You should feel it – so amazing – silky and so soft. The colorway is Blue Topaz and its a gorgeous blend of blues. Very summer, very Caribbean. I’m already on Chart 2 of 3, and I hope to have it done this week – and then I’ll take better pictures. I know – last post I was going on about the hood, but then I got this yarn in the mail and just had to use it right away. I think I’m having impulse control issues with knitting, wouldn’t you agree?
OK, back to working on the shawl – have a great week!