Friday, August 23, 2019

Close to Home

After wrestling with technical difficulties this morning, all I have to show for my time and effort is an updated list of events.  See the right sidebar.

Quick highlights.  I'm staying close to home for the next couple weeks. This weekend I'll be at JP Knit & Stitch.  I'll be in the shop all day Saturday and 12:00 - 6:00 on Sunday.

Then next week I have a trunk show running at Bead + Fiber,
August 29 - September 3.  I'll be in the shop on Saturday, August 31.

I hope to see some of you out and about around town.  Knitting pictures will have to wait until next week.  I'm off to pack yarn and finish a sample.

This week's color inspiration . . .

At the edge of the fog.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

A Good Excuse

I'm turning lemons into lemonade.  My finger is still out of commission, so now it takes me twice as long to do most household tasks. Fortunately I can knit without any problem.  In the interest of using my time efficiently, I've been spending more time with my needles and less time on mundane domestic chores.  Does anyone really want to spend more time cleaning the bathroom?

I fell into a rhythm with this little project, and now I can't stop.

Mini Solutions Two Scarf.  I'm working with a bundle of minis, but you could use bits and bobs.  This is also a good on-the-go 
project . . . perfect for late summer travels.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Knitting and Spoons

I'm still adjusting to life without the use of my index finger.  I didn't realize it would be so challenging to brush my teeth or tie my shoelaces with one less digit.  And typing?  I might as well be using the hunt and peck method.

On the flip side, I'm delighted that knitting hasn't been a problem.  The throbbing pain can be a nuisance, but mechanically it's easier to knit than to use a spoon.

I finished one project and immediately cast on another one.  Thank goodness for small accomplishments.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Minus One Finger

I'm back at it after spending a lovely day down the Cape yesterday.

If you're near Dennis, be sure to stop in at Salt Yarn Studio.  They have a nice selection of yarn and a friendly, helpful staff all in a gorgeous space.

For today I'm re-learning some of my basic daily activities.

I had a little mishap yesterday and spent the night with a throbbing finger.  It's pretty ugly under that bandage, but the constant throbbing has subsided.  For the moment my finger is useless.

I'm normally a speedy typist, but it's mighty hard to navigate the keyboard without an index finger.  I'm working on an adjustment.

The real challenge will be knitting.  I haven't even attempted that yet. Oh, and did I mention I do most things left handed?  I'm off to tackle more adjustments.

To brighten things up, here's this week's color inspiration.

Hot pink.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

No Need to Panic

There's just enough time for a quick check-in today.  I'm a little more rushed than usual.  Yesterday I dropped my truck at the shop for a simple sensor issue, and today the mechanic called and said there's also a bearing problem.  

That definitely sounds a little more serious, but my first response was, "Can it wait until I get back from the Cape?  I'm leaving tomorrow."  The answer I got was a resounding no.  Apparently I shouldn't be driving the truck around town let alone out on the highway.

He assured me the truck will be ready by the end of the day, so I'm not panicking.  It just means I have to shift the rest of my day to get everything done.

Speaking of the Cape . . . 

I'm not going to the beach.  Tomorrow afternoon I'll be at Salt Yarn Studio with a trunk show.  The hours are 2:00 - 6:00 or a little later.  If you happen to be in the area, stop by and say hi.

Monday, August 12, 2019

A Lost Week

I had a busy Saturday at Yarns in the Farms.  Huge thanks to everyone who stopped by.  

When I woke up yesterday, I decided to take the day off - or at least most of it.  After dealing with a couple emergency emails, I settled in on the couch with this.

Perfect Blend MKAL.  The first couple weeks I'd kept up with this project, but after that I fell behind.  Yesterday was a chance to catch 
up - or at least make a dent in the clues.  I made my way to Clue 4 and was happily knitting away, all the while thinking I wasn't that far behind because Clue 5 was going to be released today.

Later in the day I checked my email and saw the announcement that today's clue had been released early.  When I opened the email, I discovered that Clue 6 had been released.  Somehow I lost a week and was further behind than I thought.  Funny how that happens.

It doesn't matter.  I have the clues, and I'm enjoying the project.  And now I'm anxious to see how it all turns out.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Packing Up

Today I'm organizing and packing for tomorrow's trunk show.

I don't have any knitting to show, but here's a basket of yarn headed out the door.  There seems to be a purple theme going on with this collection.  If you're out and about on the North Shore tomorrow, stop by Yarns in the Farms.  Trunk show hours are 12:00 - 4:00.  I'll have yarn in an array of colors plus bundles and samples.

There's nothing like a bouquet of flowers to bring cheer.  This week's color inspiration . . . 

A little bit of everything.