In Knitting

I scheduled yesterday’s post, and am scheduling this post, so writing on Tuesday. Monday was one of those odd but somewhat expected days in the middle of the midwest. During the day we ended up with strong storms that popped up entirely out of nowhere and quite unexpectedly. Then we were under tornado watch and strong thunderstorm warnings for the remainder of the evening as well.

Miss Butterfly and I had plans when I got home. We wanted to make strawberry shortcake, and declutter my handbags. Spoiler alert, I got into the cedar chest where I keep my handbags, and realized there wasn’t any to declutter. Anyhow, we spent the first bit of time after I got home cleaning up everything in the yard, moving handbaskets, putting away patio furniture, etc. Thankfully she’d already walked the dog, and was a big help running around with me as we anticipated strong winds and hail.

All in all we did ok in the storm, it wasn’t a joke but we didn’t have hail or a power outage this time. Everyone in our household was at home and safe rather than trying to get home. It was a decent outcome. It got dark as night outside, so we ended up watching a movie straight away, knowing that we might be interrupted due to power loss. We did also make that strawberry shortcake which was a lovely treat.

Anyhow, in knitting, here are a few things I am working on. I mentioned that I was going to make a featherweight cardigan out of the purple/green combo spin I recently completed. Here’s the start of that:


It’s moving right along as you can clearly see. It’s been a lot of fun working on this one. And I am now at miles and miles of stockinette mode, which is exactly where I wanted to be.

I also began this sock:


I have paired a more solid olive green color with a variegated color to create this sock. It’s lovely! I am switching colors every row. This is currently my work project. I have over half a skein of both colors, so I figured I’d pair them up to get the most out of each skein.

That’s all I’ve got for knitting projects right now, and I don’t currently have anything on my wheel. However, I might be able to get a photo of that embroidery project and explain why I can’t seem to throw it out and move on. Stay tuned….