Eli still has services four days a week, so I'm spending as much commuting and waiting-room time as ever. We've enjoyed some playdates and have made some new friends. Oh, and we've spent hours and hours in the pool! (Owen has learned to swim underwater this year!) We've got a trip to Storyland planned, and tickets for the Monmouth Theater for next week.
Steve's taken the boys to Funtown USA, the Maine Aquarium, A Day Out With Thomas, and to a fancy digital 3D movie.
My yarn/fiber adventures have been few and far between, but I've raided the stash for several projects and have cranked out a few FO's I'm pleased with.
Socks have been my constant traveling companion.
I've done a little sewing, too, but nothing I'm satisfied with yet. This bag is very serviceable, but not quite what I was hoping for.
While rummaging for my sewing tools, I found a poor, partially finished teddy bear. I must have begun him over seven years ago. He looked so pathetic sitting in my sewing box with no ears! I made him some ears and then decided he needed a red sweater. The boys and I have been reading "Teddy Left Behind" and Eli declared my unfinished teddy looked a lot like the one in the book. So I found a generic doll sweater pattern and whipped one up for him.
For the past month I've been knitting and frogging another Forest Canopy Shawl. Some days I'd pick up the needles, knit one or two repeats, find a mistake, and take out everything I'd knit that afternoon. I was beginning to wonder if I'd make any progress at all. But one evening it all came together.
I'm particularly proud of this project, as it's entirely made of merino/silk yarn I spun myself!
On a recent visit to The Knitting Experience, I discovered a new pattern by Knitting Pure & Simple (my favorite pattern company!) for a Little Girl's Shrug. I'm still planning to make most of my Christmas gifts this year, and I thought this would be perfect for Baby Abby.
The yarn was butter-soft and I think it will look cute over a jumper or tunic shirt.
I know I still owe the blog some Pennsylvania pictures, but I'm too PhotoBucket-ed out for this morning to deal with them yet. Soon, though. I promise.
Hope you are all having a fantastic summer!
It may appear that I've been doing nothing but lounging in the shade with a cool drink in my hand, but, really, it's been a busy summer!!