All in all it has been a productive weekend. Lots of laundry/house chores, some knitting and other "work".
On the knitting front, I have three projects that I am under deadline to finish. Two are for the next catalog and the other is the knitalong sweater for the podcast. I have to try to stay a week or so ahead of all of you!
For one of the catalog projects, I did this swatch:
Which turned into this:
I compared my before and after measurements and based on the ultimate size I want, calculated the number of stitches to cast on and number of rows to knit. I did a second swatch to test a possible edging, which is in the washer as I type.
I started the other catalog project while on vacation, but I am not happy with it and need to rethink it. This is not good news as my deadline is approaching.
As for the top-down sweater, I think I have overcome my issues with Silk Garden. I love the color - I am hooked. I will therefore overlook the "untwisted" sections and the sections with "stuff/fluff" attached to the yarn as best I can and just move forward. I guess I am now officially a Noro groupie.
Once the little blue swatch is out of the washer and blocked to dry, I will get moving on the sweater. (Notice, no mention of getting those show notes typed up. . . . . way too busy knitting.)
I have to say, for the small blue swatch, I put a single crochet edging on it and you know what? I REALLY miss crocheting! I have been focused primarily on knitted projects these past few months, other than the Brooks Farm Scarf I made and I am starved for crochet. I need to get through these projects and then I'm going to crochet something - anything!
Well, I guess I've procastinated enough. I do want to add one last photo - one of my favorites from our vacation:
It was a day Steve was off to golf on his own and the boys and I went to Clearwater Beach. I love how Jonathan is quite content to have his picture taken, but Jackson's face reads "Am I done yet? I am waaay to cool for this. . . . . "
P.S. Don't forget, our 33rd Anniversary Sale starts tomorrow! This link will bring you there in the morning :)