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Sunday, May 18, 2014

Numbers on a Sunday

Happy Sunday everyone!  Lots of knitting done this week, even though I was laid up for a couple of days with some medical stuff.  No worries, I'm back to normal, and ready to get fully into the swing of things again.  The numbers:

1. The Midsummer Night's Dream socks are, in fact, a dream.  They're knitting up so wonderfully that I'm a bit reluctant to give them away.  I did have a little bit of a mishap on Thursday, when I had to rip back over 20 rounds because I didn't read the pattern all the way. But I'm all caught up now.  The heel is turned and the gusset is picked up, and if I finish the first sock by Wednesday I'll still be on schedule to have these done for my mum's birthday.

2. Have you all seen the OAL that Andi of Untangling Knots and Lauren of Lladybird are putting together this summer? I've been wracking my brain, trying to figure out if I'll have enough time to join in, but I don't think I will.  June and July are always crazy busy months for me.  I'm pretty bummed, because I love the Myrna cardigan absolutely to pieces and I've been wanting to knit it almost since Andi knit her swatch!  I also want to start sewing a lot more, and I really like the dress pattern for the OAL too.  Once things slow down a bit (ha!) I plan to do both projects, I just wish I could actually participate.

3. I really wish there was a way to knit while driving.  I have to travel for work this week and I wish there was a way to make the drive feel productive.  Oh well.  At least I'll be able to knit in the hotel.

4. For those who are wondering, Heartmate is growing.  I'm trying to decide when to switch to the smaller diamonds, and how big the sections should be in relation to one another.

5. I finally decided that gluten-free bread is way too expensive if I keep making grilled cheese at least twice a week, so today I finally jumped in and am trying my hand at baking my own.  I have Artisanal Gluten-Free Cooking, and after several months of great success using their flour blend, I'm going all-in for their sandwich bread.  Fingers crossed.

6.  I found the yarn that I'd set my heart on knitting one of the baby blankets this year from ON CLEARANCE.  Boom.  Baby blanket for less than $6.  Cant' beat that.  It's going to be adorable.

7. And I think that's it for now, I think.  Lots of good stuff coming up, and lots of fun stuff on the needles and in the queue.  Hope you all had a good week as well!

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