Sigh. Let’s just call this a pseudo-weekly blog, shall we?
The lace plan seems to be working, albeit at a very slow pace.
I finally finished Clue 3 on Mystic Waters.
And am halfway through Clue 4 on Casablanca:
This was the large “2-week” clue, so I feel no remorse in having to take a wee break in the middle.
The Fabel Zen socks are well on their way (these are for BadgerDan, BTW):
Ended up going with a flap heel and 2×2 ribbing for the entire leg. So far so good.
I started another pair of socks that I’m knitting along with Silver Pheonix:
These are Wyvern Socks by Marnie MacLean that I’m knitting out of Lang Yarns Jawoll Colour (#82-0198). I’m going with the largest size on 2.25mm needles due to gauge.
(David’s rethinking his yarn choice at the moment – so I’ve stopped at 1 repeat after the toe.)
The Tiger Clapotis has gotten a little attention:
Not much, but it is progress.
In lieu of dishcloths this week, I give you the Crochet Block of the Month for August:
Pattern: Lacy Sun by Dayna Audirsch
Yarn: Mission Falls 1824 Wool, 014 Dijon, 005 Raven
Wanted to do this square in the solid colour, but ran out of yarn. I goofed and changed colours in the wrong spot – but wasn’t going to pull it back again.
I’ve been annoyed with how the Airy Cabled V-Neck Pullover was turning out – so yesterday, I frogged it and immediately turned it into a crocheted bag:
I used the Recycled Beach Bag pattern by Candi Jensen (from Crochet Bags!) with the yarn held doubled throughout. Only thing I did was double the size of the base.
It’s perfect and currently houses the Sensational Cabled Cardigan in progress with room to spare! (Methinks I need a few more of these bags…)
There’s still a bunch of the yarn left over that I might just use up on my Log Cabin Blanket.
Look what arrived at my door last week!
I’ve passed a few of the scents that didn’t work on me along to some very happy friends. These are the ones that I kept and absolutely LOVE!:
Frida (I’m wearing this one today 🙂 )
Lady Poppycock’s Peculiar Tincture of Questionable Origins
Mrs. Mary Picklelee’s Uproarious Bottled Bouquet For the Bitter and Bored Widow
Merci #9 (this one makes me smell like sugar cookies 🙂 )
You can find a list of all her scents here. Enter at your own risk.
On a personal note – we lost a very good friend on Sunday.
BadgerDan and George had been friends and colleagues for over 20yrs, including a memorable 2 month contract in Astana, Kazakstan where they endured sub-zero temperatures (it was November/December in fricking SIBERIA!), mystery food (“meat” – no further specifications), and some rather interesting accommodations (they were housed in a former brothel, which the prior tenants had just been ousted). Needless to say – many, many stories abound from this trip.
He was 65 and suffered from a miriad of heart issues to which he finally succumbed.
Goodbye George – we’ll miss you.
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