But anyway, we did a lot of knitting this weekend. It’s funny because Mum hasn’t picked up sticks in years, but she found some lovely green alpaca and had a vision for a scarf. It’s about 7” long right now and I couldn’t be prouder. I felt bad that she had to rip back the first couple attempts because the pattern was too complicated to be considered easy knitting and then the needles used for the second attempt were too big. But now it’s perfect!
I’ve been flying through my Hey Teach Sweater. All the pieces are knit and blocked. Now it’s just a matter of doing a Three Needle Bind off at the shoulder seams, knitting the collar edging and sewing the whole thing up. I can’t wait to do that mattress stitching!
Amongst all the knitting we did play with Nessa’s babies, Ada, Nester, and Nevins. They are just adorable with amazing personalities. At 6 weeks old they are able to come out of the nursery and spend evenings with us. They are just too cute for words.
I finished my Must Have Color Socks. I used a picot edge instead of the usual 1x1 rib. The yarn is wonderful but I was bit confused about what I bought. It’s CTH Supersock Merino which is 100% merino. After wearing through my first pair of Claudia 100% merino I bought several colors of reinforcing thread. Had I realized sooner I could’ve used some on these socks. Oh well, I’ll just be careful wearing them and bring them to an experienced darner if they get a hole.
We did take a break from knitting long enough to head to the greenhouse for hanging baskets. I got a lovely purple Calibrachoa aka Superbell. It’s 3 feet across and does not require any pruning or plucking, although it does require watering every day. I'm not much of a gardener but who doesn't want to be greeted by pretty flowers when they come home?
Oh and I can’t leave you without another adorable picture of Nessa hugging Nevins.