WIP Wednesday

Well, I can’t very well start a pair of socks, what with the Pride Sock KAL starting next Monday. I can’t knit on a sweater outside without getting incredibly hot. There was only one thing to do.

Grab a skein of lace weight from the stash (it helps if you find a nice Romeldale Suri Alpac blend). CO some stitches stitches. K2, YO, K to 2 stitches before end of row, YO, K2. On the other side K2, K1 TBL, knit to next YO, K1 TBL, K2. Repeat those two rows. Congratulations! You are knitting a triangle.

Now, as I was winding this yarn there was an incident.

The incident led me to throw away my swift and about 50 g of yarn. Great news: I have a new swift coming (thanks to Karen for the tip about American made swifts sold at the Loopy Ewe).

Because of the incident, I don’t know if I’ll have enough yarn for a triangle shawl. If I don’t, when I realize I’m going to be short I’ll start knitting in the round and make it a shawl cowl thingy. Either way it will be fine.

I expect this shawl and/or cowl to be on the needles for years as it is already boring to knit. It will, however, be a great mindless piece to keep around for interesting television, good conversations, or hanging out with my Woolies (we get so chatty I forget to pay attention to my knitting).

Tasty Tuesday

I’m still baking, but it is mostly repeats at this point. I continue to make all of our sandwich bread. I’ve made biscuits and banana bread. I can’t stop making cinnamon swirl bread.

I’ll probably stop baking as much now that summer is almost here. I try not to turn my oven on because it heats up my whole house.

Have you been baking lately?

Sock It To Me Monday

I finished my Rose City Rollers. I loved working with this yarn, but I’m thrilled to be done with this project. Three pairs in a row with the same yarn is just too much for me.

We are one week away from the start of the Pride KAL. Let’s show the LGBTQ community we stand with them by knitting rainbow socks.

Craft Tote Week 8

This week Elliot made eggs twice (once with a huge mess), Audrey made sheet pan French toast (also with an eggy mess), we painted with water, did face paint (which I’m not getting better at), and made clay charms.

I enjoyed the clay charms when I made one myself, but I did not like doing this craft with the kids. They loved it. There was glitter, which we applied outside, but I’m still finding it all over the house.

I hope you had a crafty week.

Thankful Saturday

I’m thankful for our new firepit. We spend a lot of time in the yard, and it will be fun to have another area to enjoy. If we have good weather tomorrow I’ll be thankful for s’mores tomorrow night.

I’m thankful for cheap flowers from Costco. They are an easy way to brighten up the house.

I’m thankful for air fryer carrot fries. Everyone but Elliot loves these, and we are well on our way to eating a five pound bag of carrots in a week.

I’m thankful for Wrigley. She is a sweet dog who is great with the kids.

I’m thankful Elliot learned how to pump on the swings. Audrey also knows how to pump. It’s going to be a good summer.

I’m thankful one of our favorite restaurants is open once a week for meal pickup. They aren’t opening any time soon, but once a week you can pick up food to heat up. They also had mango margaritas, so I’ll be trying that later tonight.

I’m thankful the sun has been shining the past couple of days. It was a gray week.

I hope you had a great week!