Thursday, August 21, 2014

Alabaster Shawl Complete

My shawl is finished, off the needles, waiting to be wrapped around my neck when the brisk cool air returns once more.  Ah, I cannot wait.  I loved knitting this pattern, the charts were easy to follow and at times I could memorize a section.  The yarn was bliss!

I was challenged on how to photograph this colorway.  Unfortunately I was wearing light colored clothes and was too lazy to change into something dark to wear the shawl.  So I leave the modeling up to your imagination :)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Currently on the Needles

Do you love short row shaping?  If the answer is "yes" then you need to knit this shawl.  Seriously the pattern is absolutely entertaining as you knit each section and see the progress.  I've started the first of many short row shaping sections and I'm in love!  Ravelry notes are here.

The knitting has been sparse once again this past week.  We've moved our son but now we are furniture shopping for our daughter's place.  The month of August has been a transitional one for us as parents and for them.  I look forward to sweet endless boredom in September, fingers crossed!

I'm still reading my book from last week, One Hundred Names and continue to enjoy the story. I'm nearly finished and I believe the plot will have a tidy happy ending.  This novel was perfect to read during these busy days.  Easy to pick up and put down and entertaining, really a great escape.

What are you knitting and reading this week?

(Oh and I did finish this shawl and photos with a post will be here shortly)

Joining Ginny and Frontier Dreams

Monday, August 18, 2014


Weekends are for memory making, 
relaxing and enjoying quiet moments of our days.  
If you would like, please share your weekend moments 
in the comment section with a link to your blog.

My weekend consisted of:

-moving our son completely into his new apartment outside of the Boston area
-shopping at Ikea for the first time and LOVING it.
-lots of bending, moving, walking and unpacking boxes
-being amazed we fit all of his belongings in the Honda CRV
-ordering pizza while moving in
-being happy and sad at the same time for my son
-picking up a happy Frodo from the kennel, he was extra wiggly happy :)
-having a much needed salad for dinner after eating out all weekend long
-car knitting!!

How was your weekend?